This graph from the Wyoming Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard charts lab-confirmed cases by category. The graphic at top right shows that the majority of those with lab-confirmed cases have now recovered. (Wyoming Department of Health)

As of 10 a.m., June 4, 2020 

  1. Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 703. Deaths: 17. Recovered: 544. Probable, untested cases: 212. 
  2. By county: Fremont County leads the state with 253 confirmed cases, followed by Laramie with 122, Teton with 69, Natrona with 65, Washakie with 32 and Albany and Sweetwater with 23 each. All 23 Wyoming counties have now reported at least one positive case.  
  3. Testing: 26,416 tests have been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. With 703 confirmed cases, that gives Wyoming a 2.6% positive test rate.
  4. United States: 1,854,476 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 107,235 — Total recoveries: 479,258.
  5. The latest: Wyoming’s number of active coronavirus cases has fallen below 200, and recoveries now far outnumber new cases, according to the Department of Health numbers. New cases grew by just two Wednesday, while recoveries among those with lab-confirmed and probable cases jumped by 22 to 714. According to DOH numbers, that puts Wyoming’s active confirmed cases at 144 and probable active cases at 42, a total of 186. Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients have also fallen, according to the DOH’s hospital capacity data. Four patients were hospitalized across the state as of Thursday, according to the numbers, down from 14 on May 26. 
  6. More News: While officials have cancelled major rodeos across the state, the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas is still scheduled for Aug. 11-14, the Wyoming News Exchange reports. “We are working with all of the health and safety guidelines,” Wyoming State Fair Director Courtny Conkle told the News Exchange, adding that the current health plan for the event is 45 pages long. In Campbell County, commissioners and Campbell County Public Health support a plan for the Cam-plex event venue to possibly host the National High School Finals Rodeo in July, the Gillette News Record reports. The event was scheduled to take place in Nebraska, but after organizers were forced to cancel due to COVID-19-related health restrictions, they approached Campbell County. The National High School Rodeo Association expects 1,100 contestants. The DOH will have to approve the event. The Longmire Foundation has cancelled in-person events for the 2020 Longmire Days in Buffalo. 

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  1. Isn’t there something going on nationally about a Black Lives Matter movement or something? Haven’t there been protests in Wyoming? I swear I’ve read something, but obviously not from WyoFile. But hey, we got our grizzly and sage grouse articles front and center!

    Big supporter of your organization and what you do, but I don’t know how you’ve not reported word one on the biggest news story in America.