Eric Boss, a longtime Laramie resident who now lives in Denver, traveled to Laramie on Saturday to take part in a protest over the death of George Floyd. The protest was one of several held over the weekend to mark Floyd’s death and support the Black Lives Matter movement. Others were held in Sheridan, Cheyenne and Casper. (Joel Funk/Laramie Boomerang/Wyoming News Exchange)

As of 10 a.m., June 8, 2020 

  1. Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 734. Deaths: 17. Recovered, lab-confirmed cases: 577. Probable, untested cases: 213. 
  2. By county: Fremont County leads the state with 263 confirmed cases, followed by Laramie with 122, Teton with 69, Natrona with 68, Washakie with 34 and Albany and Sweetwater with 24 each. All 23 Wyoming counties have reported at least one positive case.  
  3. Testing: 28,538 tests have been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health
  4. United States: 1,942,363 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 110,514 — Total recoveries: 506,367.
  5. The latest: Protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis continued across Wyoming over the weekend. People gathered in Casper, Laramie, Lander, Sheridan and other cities in growing numbers to hold rallies and vigils that were reported to be peaceful. Health officials and members of the public across the country are weighing the risks of gathering to protest against the imperative for activists to make their voices heard. Gov. Mark Gordon late last week said he was “extremely proud” of the public and the state’s officers after the protests began.  
  6. More news: Nearly three months after COVID-19 was first discovered in Wyoming, there are still no confirmed cases in the state’s inmate population, the Wyoming Department of Corrections announced Friday. WDOC continues to follow stringent health guidelines, the department reports. These include requiring anyone inside a facility to wear a mask and a continued suspension of inmate visitations. (Inmates are granted two free phone calls a week as well as limited video visitation, according to the department). New inmates or transfers from outside facilities, meanwhile, are quarantined for 14 days before entering the inmate population. “WDOC staff remain diligent in their effort to ensure proper sanitization, social distancing and [personal protective equipment] recommendations are being adhered to in all WDOC facilities,” a WDOC press release states. Teton County Health Department is still processing the results of a mass testing event it hosted on May 28, according to the agency. Health officials tested more than 1,300 residents at the county fairgrounds during the event. So far, no tests have come back positive, the department reports.

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