Jake Scott performs at A Night of Unity and Hope, an event held in The Big Horn Cinemas parking lot in Cody on April 29, 2020. (Lauren Modler/Cody Enterprise/Wyoming News Exchange)

As of 11 a.m., May 13, 2020 

  1. Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 513. Deaths: 7. Recovered: 477. Probable, untested cases: 162. 
  2. By county: Fremont County leads the state with 182 confirmed cases, followed by Laramie with 111, Teton with 67, Natrona with 38 and Campbell with 17. Two counties, Platte and Weston, have reported no cases. 
  3. Testing: 14,789 tests have been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health
  4. United States: 1,371,395 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 82,461 — Total recoveries: 230,287.
  5. The latest: Even if scientists develop a vaccine for COVID-19 and it’s made readily available, about 20% of Americans will likely decline to receive it, according to a study by University of Wyoming economists. That, UW researchers conclude, will make a vaccine unlikely to ensure herd immunity. “The challenge to extinguish the novel coronavirus does not end with finding an effective vaccine,” the authors say. “The implementation of the vaccine program will be important.” The paper is the latest in a series of pandemic-related studies led by UW College of Business economist Linda Thunstrom, and is based on a randomized controlled trial of 3,133 participants. 
  6. More news: The state of Wyoming received a limited shipment of remdesivir, the experimental drug that’s shown promise in fighting the novel coronavirus, the Casper Star-Tribune reports. Platte County, one of two Wyoming counties that hasn’t reported a confirmed coronavirus case, will proceed with its plan for in-person graduation ceremonies, according to the Wyoming News Exchange. Central Wyoming College in Fremont County, meanwhile, has cancelled all the public events it had scheduled for May and June. 

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