Jody McKenzie hands a sack lunch to a truck driver on March 28 on the scale at the Wyoming Highway Patrol Port of Entry west of Torrington. McKenzie and her husband Jim, who own Cowboy Up Coffee and Cowboy Up Cafe in Torrington, decided to make 80 lunches to give to passing truckers to thank them for keeping the country’s supply lines moving during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Andrew D. Brosig/Torrington Telegram/Wyoming News Exchange)

As of 10 a.m., April 3, 2020 

  1. Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 162. Recovered: 37
  2. By county: Laramie leads the state with 37 confirmed cases, followed by Teton with 32, Fremont with 27, Natrona with 21 and Sheridan with 10. Six counties have reported no cases. 
  3. Testing: 2,866 tests have been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health
  4. United States: 245,646 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 6,068  — Total recoveries: 9,311.
  5. The latest: The Wyoming Department of Health will be limiting testing through the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory due to testing supply issues, it announced Thursday. The lab will no longer accept samples from patients who do not fall within the department’s priority categories. Those categories include hospitalized patients, patients or staff in communal settings such as nursing homes, healthcare workers and first responders who provide direct patient care, pregnant women, people over 65 with underlying health conditions or those people they are in direct contact with. WDH has asked state healthcare providers to send samples for other patients to private laboratories. “We’ve done well so far at our lab, but our concern about supplies of certain materials we need for testing has grown,” Wyoming Health Officer Dr. Alexa Harrist said in a release. 
  6. More news: Some 4,652 people filed for unemployment last week with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services — a 25% increase from the week before, according to Casper Star Tribune. Public spaces around the state are implementing measures — such this plastic barrier at the Lander Post Office — to keep people away from each other. 

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