A woman wears a mask as she chants at a protest in support of Black Lives Matter on the Jackson Town Square on June 8, 2020. (Angus M. Thuermer, Jr./WyoFile)

As of 3:30 p.m., June 9, 2020 

  1. Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 760. Deaths: 17. Recovered, lab-confirmed cases: 600. Probable, untested cases: 210. 
  2. By county: Fremont County leads the state with 264 confirmed cases, followed by Laramie with 122, Teton with 69, Natrona with 73, Washakie with 34 and Uinta with 32. All 23 Wyoming counties have reported at least one positive case.  
  3. Testing: 28,931 tests have been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health
  4. United States: 1,965,685 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 111,194 — Total recoveries: 518,522.
  5. The latest: As confirmed cases continue to hold steady in places like Teton and Park County, a recent surge in Uinta County’s case numbers has unsettled health officials there, the Uinta County Herald reports. Since June 4, confirmed COVID-19 cases there nearly tripled, to 32, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. Uinta County Public Health Nurse Manager Kim Proffit said the new cases were “kind of a slap in the face,” because they came when local health officials were feeling optimistic about the possibility the county could avoid some of the severe impacts COVID has had on other areas, the Herald reports. Protests in support of Black Lives Matter continue to take place and grow across the state, with recent events in Jackson, Pinedale and Cody. Many protesters are wearing masks, but public health experts have expressed concern that the events could lead to an increase in infection.
  6. More news: An online survey developed by the University of Wyoming Division of Social Work is being used to look more deeply into the effects of social distancing and isolation. After suspending much of its operation in mid-March due to coronavirus concerns, Wyoming-based National Outdoor Leadership School has announced a limited summer reopening. NOLS, which is a major employer in Fremont County, plans to run 32 field courses in July and August from bases in Lander and Boulder, Wyoming. That compares to 287 field courses the school typically operates during the peak summer season. After weeks of uncertainty due to COVID-19 concerns, the Cody Stampede Rodeo is officially a go, the Powell Tribune reports.

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