Friends gathered in the nearly empty Coal Creek coffee shop in Laramie before Gov. Mark Gordon ordered businesses likely to draw more than 10 people to close statewide. (Andrew Graham/WyoFile)

As of 10 a.m., March 27, 2020 

 

  1. Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 70.
  2. By county: Fremont and Laramie have the most cases with 17 each, followed by Teton with 10 and Natrona with 8. New cases were reported across the state this week, but there are still 10 Wyoming counties with no reported cases.
  3. Testing: 1,281 tests had been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
  4. United States: 86,012 confirmed cases, according to Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 1,301 — Total recoveries: 753.
  5. The latest: Though Wyoming’s confirmed cases experienced a spike this week, a large majority of cases — 38 of 55 analyzed by the Wyoming Health Department — have not resulted in hospitalization, according to the Wyoming News Exchange.
  6. More news: The Wyoming Department of Workforce service has seen a “fairly significant” spike in unemployment claims, agency communication manager Ty Stockton told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. At least one Wyoming doctor is working around the testing bottleneck by using a simpler, CDC-backed, substitute transport medium: medical saline solution.

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