By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
The coronavirus has been reported among students, faculty or staff at two colleges in Wyoming.
The University of Wyoming reported that seven coronavirus cases were detected among the university population during the first week of classes, all but one of the cases diagnosed in people who live off-campus.
Casper College reported three active cases, two students and one employee. The students were confirmed new positive cases the week of Aug. 22, while the employee was confirmed to be positive the week of Aug. 15.
UW has now seen 75 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in March. With the recovery of 49 of those patients, the active case count at the UW stands at 26 as of Monday.
Of the current active cases at the university, one is a student living on campus, 19 are students living off-campus and six are university employees living off-campus.
The new UW cases reported in the past five days involve the one student living on campus, two employees in Laramie and four students living off-campus.
As of Monday, 12,779 tests have been processed by Vault Health at UW. A small number of employees and students have taken the test twice.
Casper College won’t report information in addition to the number of new and active cases on campus. No new information was posted Friday, which is when the college had earlier said it would update its coronavirus information.