As of 10 a.m., April 28, 2020
- Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 389. Deaths: 7 — Recovered: 343. Probable, untested cases: 131.
- By county: Fremont County leads the state with 98 confirmed cases, followed by Laramie with 89, Teton with 64, Natrona with 39 and Campbell with 14. Two counties, Platte and Weston, have reported no cases.
- Testing: 8,615 tests have been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. Fremont County health officials recently expanded testing and contact tracing there, which they say likely accounts for the county’s spike in confirmed cases.
- United States: 989,357 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 56,256 — Total recoveries: 111,587.
- The latest: On Monday, Natrona County School District became the latest Wyoming district to announce its schools will remain closed for the semester, according to the Casper Star-Tribune. As the state’s confirmed cases continue to rise, districts in Laramie, Albany, Campbell and Fremont counties have also indicated their schools will remain shuttered, relying instead on adaptive learning for the balance of the school year. State lawmakers have begun to draft measures for consideration during a special session that would pave the way for the state to respond to the outbreak. The Legislature’s Management Council is expected to vote when it meets Friday on which bills to consider during the special session. The special session could take place as early as May.
- More news: Wyoming is among the states best positioned to reopen, according to a new report published by the financial services firm Raymond James & Associates. The University of Wyoming, which is preparing to cut its budget amid plummeting state revenues, will receive $6.6 million from the federal government’s relief efforts, the Casper Star-Tribune reports.