The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy has converted one of its labs into a temporary hand sanitizer factory. The idea was the brainchild of professor Sreejayan Nair, center, and so far the school has dispensed sanitizer to Laramie fire stations, UW’s student health clinic and custodial services and several community clinics. (University of Wyoming)

As of 10 a.m., April 6, 2020 

  1. Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 210. Recovered: 50
  2. By county: Laramie leads the state with 44 confirmed cases, followed by Teton with 40, Fremont with 38, Natrona with 25 and Sheridan with 12. Five counties have reported no cases. 
  3. Testing: 3,929 tests had been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health
  4. United States: 337,971 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 9,654  — Total recoveries: 17,582.
  5. The latest: Gov. Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Alexia Harrist on Friday extended the state’s three existing orders through April 30, but declined to issue a “stay-at-home” order. The existing orders close public places, prohibit gatherings of 10 or more people and shut down schools, bars, restaurants (with the exception of curb-side or delivery service), coffee shops and personal service businesses like hair salons across the state. Wyoming is now one of just seven states that hasn’t issued a mandatory stay-at-home directive. In an emotional speech Friday, Gordon emphasized that Wyoming is taking COVID-19 seriously, and said the focus on the lack of a stricter order is detrimental to the messages of healthy behavior he is trying to convey. “It makes for a good headline, I suppose,” he said. Gordon also issued a new order that all out-of-state visitors to Wyoming self-quarantine for 14 days. 
  6. More news: Wyoming is the only state that hasn’t reported a death caused by COVID-19, according to Axios. The outbreak has begun to impact livestock markets. The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy has converted one of its labs into a temporary hand sanitizer factory. 

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