Mountain bikers maintain plenty of distance while out on the trail Tuesday in Laramie. (Chris Rynders)

As of 9:30 a.m., March 26, 2020 

  1. Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 53.
  2. By county: New cases were reported in Fremont, Laramie, Johnson, Natrona, Teton and Albany. Fremont and Laramie have the most cases with 14 each, while Teton has 7, Natrona 6, Sheridan 4, Carbon 3 and Albany, Campbell, Park, Johnson and Sweetwater 1 each.
  3. Testing: 1,105 tests had been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
  4. United States: 69,210 confirmed cases, according to Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 1,046 — Total recoveries: 619.
  5. The latest: The state’s confirmed cases experienced an increase of 89% this week, from 28 on Monday to 53 on Thursday. During a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Mark Gordon said he is working to avoid a shelter-in-place order, but emphasized the need for people to voluntarily stay home. “We are trying not to shut down Wyoming,” he said.
  6. More news:The Department of Education announced that students in public schools will not have to make up classroom time lost to school closures prior to April 3. Six Wyoming newspapers are cutting hours, pay or staff due to the outbreak’s economic fallout. Devils Tower National Monument closed to visitors on Wednesday.

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