The marquee of Cody’s Big Horn Cinemas on May 17, 2020, promises the screens will flicker back to life. The theater reopened over Memorial Day weekend with new health guidelines, a run of classic films like “Tombstone” and free admission. (Mike Vanata/WyoFile)

As of 11 a.m., May 27, 2020 

  1. Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 648. Deaths: 13. Recovered: 607. Probable, untested cases: 202. 
  2. By county: Fremont County leads the state with 221 confirmed cases, followed by Laramie with 122, Teton with 69, Natrona with 58, Washakie with 28 and Campbell and Sweetwater with 17. Weston is the only Wyoming county with no reported cases. 
  3. Testing: 21,300 tests have been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health
  4. United States: 1,681,793 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 98,933 — Total recoveries: 384,902.
  5. The latest: A Washakie County man who was a resident of a long-term care facility that experienced a COVID-19 outbreak has died, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday. It was Wyoming’s 13th virus-related death. The older man had tested positive for the virus and been hospitalized, according to DOH. He was the second resident of the facility to die in connection with the outbreak. Testing has so far identified 12 cases among residents of the facility and nine among staff. 
  6. More news: Mass testing of staff and residents at two Casper facilities where cases had been discovered turned up no new positive cases, the Casper Star-Tribune reports. Some 300 people were tested after each facility — a daycare and a long-term rehabilitation care facility — had a positive case in the last week, the newspaper reports. Teton County has invited all residents to be tested at a mass testing event Thursday at its fairgrounds. “This event will help us to identify positive individuals (even individuals without symptoms) for COVID-19, so that we can quickly conduct contact tracing to help identify their close contacts and slow the spread of the disease,” Teton County government posted on its website. Visitation to Yellowstone National Park’s southern loop over Memorial Day weekend was down from 2019, but park officials credit the decline in part to a snowstorm that closed mountain passes and closed gates temporarily Saturday. Park officials tallied 4,686 vehicles through the south and east entrances on Sunday and Monday. That represents 97% of 2019 numbers, when 4,845 vehicles entered the park from those entrances Sunday and Monday of that holiday weekend.

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