Wyoming Up to 86 Cases of Coronavirus; Two New Cases in Fremont County

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Wyoming’s coronavirus case count rose to 86 on Sunday with the diagnosis of two new cases in Fremont County.

Sunday morning’s count as reported by the Wyoming Department of Health brought Fremont County’s total number of cases to 23, the highest in the state.

However, the state Health Department also reported that at least two more coronavirus patients have recovered from the illness, bringing the number of recovered patients to 20 statewide.

Fremont County officials have said that based on polls of doctors, nurses and other health care providers, they are estimating that more than 400 residents in Lander, Riverton, Ethete, Fort Washakie, Shoshone and Dubois have been advised to self-isolate.

“The disease is active in the community,” said a statement from the Fremont County Incident Management Team.

The statement also said 19 of the county’s cases are related to the appearance of the virus in a Lander retirement home.

As of Sunday morning, the state’s case count stood at 23 in Fremont County, 19 in Laramie County, 14 in Teton County, eight in Natrona, six in Sheridan, five in Johnson and three in Carbon. Albany, Campbell, Converse, Goshen, Park, Sublette, Sweetwater and Washakie counties each reported one case.

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