Fremont County School District #1 teacher Julie Calhoun and paraprofessional Stephanie Harris hand out bagged free lunches in front of Gannett Peak Elementary School in Lander on March 27. The district has been preparing 600 meals a day for kids under the age of 18 during the COVID-19 closure. (Katie Klingsporn/WyoFile)

As of 10 a.m., April 1, 2020 

  1. Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 130. Recovered: 31
  2. By county: Laramie leads the state with 29 confirmed cases, followed by Teton with 26, Fremont with 25, Natrona with 15 and Sheridan with 10. Johnson has 7, Campbell 4, Carbon has 3, Albany 3, Sweetwater 2, Converse 2, while Goshen, Park, Sublette, and Washakie all have 1 reported case. Eight counties have not reported any cases. 
  3. Testing: 2,348 tests had been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health
  4. United States: 189,753 confirmed cases, according to Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 4,090 — Total recoveries: 7,141.
  5. The latest: Wyoming is 25 days away from a peak daily COVID-19 death rate of four people per day and could see a total of 143 deaths through Aug. 4, 2020, a statistical model used by a University of Washington researcher predicts. “At this point we are not endorsing any specific modeling tool,” Wyoming Health Department’s spokesperson Kim Deti told WyoFile late Tuesday. 
  6. More news: Wyoming is among 14 states that have postponed or revamped their primary elections due to the outbreak; the state cancelled its original in-person presidential preference election date and switched to an all-mail-in ballot due April 17. As isolation leaves people prone to anxiety and depression, mental health specialists offer tips: stay virtually connected, keep a routine and take a break from the news.

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