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CHEYENNE — As of Friday afternoon, just five days into the new school year, there were more than 170 active coronavirus cases and exposures in Laramie County School District 1 schools. 

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Wyoming received reports of 347 new laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday, contributing to an increase in active cases of 167.The Wyoming Department of Health, in its regular coronavirus update, said in addition to the 347 confirmed cases, the state received reports of 160 new proba…

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The deaths of another 16 Wyoming residents, including seven Laramie County residents, have been linked to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Health Department announced Tuesday.The department said the deaths, which occurred between May and August, brought the number of deaths among Wyoming residen…

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CASPER – Gov. Mark Gordon made clear Monday afternoon that his office would not be enacting any sweeping virus mitigation policies, deferring instead to the federal government and local officials. “On COVID, let me be clear that we are not going to issue any mandates, no mandates will come f…

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The variant is estimated to be 60% more transmissible than its mutated predecessor the Alpha variant, or B.1.1.7, which in turn is roughly 50% more contagious than the initial virus strain. And it’s overtaken the state as our rate of new vaccinations stalls.

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JACKSON – Despite the best efforts of public health officials, Wyoming still ranks 48th among states for the percentage of adults who have received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine and 47th for those who are fully vaccinated.

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Wyoming’s Covid-19 vaccination rate remains among the lowest in the nation, yet the state has declined to set quantifiable goals, offer incentives or otherwise modify its approach to address the underperformance. 

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CHEYENNE — In Laramie County and across Wyoming, hospitalizations connected to COVID-19 have reached their highest levels since late January, though this week’s numbers remain well below the peaks seen in November and December last year.

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Reports of 480 recoveries in the last week among Wyoming residents with laboratory-confirmed or probable cases of coronavirus pushed the number of active cases in the state down to 451 on Monday.

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CASPER — Two “California” COVID-19 variants have been identified in Sublette County, according to health officials there.

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CASPER — Vaccines headed for Wyoming will be delayed as residents emerge from a record-setting winter storm that dumped more than two feet of snow on parts of the state this weekend. 

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CHEYENNE – About 250 people demonstrated in front of the Wyoming State Capitol Monday afternoon to protest a statewide mask mandate and other COVID-19 related restrictions.

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POWELL (WNE) — Twin brothers who were found deceased at their Cody home late last month died from complications due to COVID-19, said Park County Coroner Tim Power. 

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NEWCASTLE (WNE) – The Weston County commissioners have approved a variance allowing bars and restaurants to remain open past 10 p.m. to be forwarded to Dr. Mike Jording, the county public health officer. The 10 p.m. closure time was included in Gov. Mark Gordon’s newest set of public health …

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As the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine began arriving in five communities around Wyoming last week, health officials in Johnson County were refining the details of the county’s vaccine plan. 

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he number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming fell to less than 2,000 on Monday with 740 new reports of recoveries received by the state.The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said it had received reports of 410 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday, along …

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When a nurse pierced emergency room worker Patrick Almond’s right arm with a syringe holding 0.3 milliliters of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Jackson on Wednesday, it marked the end of a long, cold trip for the concoction named BNT162b2. 

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With shipments of the first FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine arriving in all 50 states this week, Wyoming officials are ironing out the details of what rollout will look like here.

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CASPER – Wyoming bars and restaurants that lose business because of the state’s COVID-19 measures will be able to apply for relief through a new state program, the governor’s office announced Tuesday. Gov. Mark Gordon’s announcement comes a day after the state mandated bars and restaurants c…

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The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming fell again Monday, marking the fourth time in five days the number of people sick with laboratory-confirmed or probable cases declined.

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JACKSON — Wyoming is on pace to see nearly 400 more fatalities in 2020 than in 2019, but a lack of consistent rules for coroners and the dearth of testing at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic make it difficult to know exactly how many of those will be from COVID-19.