These charts on the Wyoming Department of Health’s website break down lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases by demographic on April 17, 2020. (Wyoming Department of Health)

As of 10 a.m., April 17, 2020 

  1. Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 296. Deaths: 2 — Recovered: 187. Probable, untested cases: 105.
  2. By county: Laramie County leads the state with 67 confirmed cases, followed by Teton with 59, Fremont with 43, Natrona with 37 and Campbell with 13. Two counties, Platte and Weston, have reported no cases. 
  3. Testing: 6,427 tests had been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. Experts and officials agree testing numbers fall well short of the reality of the disease’s spread.
  4. United States: 672,293 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 33,288 — Total recoveries: 56,236.
  5. The latest: Nearly 40% of Wyoming residents who responded to a University of Wyoming survey say they or members of their immediate families have been laid off or lost their jobs due to COVID-19, an increase from 32% two weeks ago, according to UW’s Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center. The survey, conducted April 13, is the second of several WYSAC is conducting to measure public opinion on a topics related to the pandemic. A total of 494 Wyoming residents participated, according to UW, representing all Wyoming counties.
  6. More news: COVID-19 testing shows the same rate of infection among those in the 30-39 year old age group as among those between 60-69 years old in Teton County. Testing shows 15 positives in each age-group, according to information on the Teton County, Wyoming, Emergency Management COVID-19 dashboard. Along with implementing some of the strictest stay-at-home orders in the state, tribal leaders on the Wind River Indian Reservation have tested more than 1,300 tribal members. Epidemiologists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week visited the Wyoming Behavioral Institute, the site of one of the largest coronavirus clusters in Wyoming, the Casper Star-Tribune reports.

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  1. Thank you for yourbexcellent coverage on the Wind River Reservation’s proactive response to the Covid-19 pandemic. I have been upset about the lack of state coverage on our Native Americans. Thanks for being the news source I can count on!