Niobrara County Has Zero Coronavirus Cases But Health Officials Warn Against Complacency

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By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily

Wyoming has seen its first report since Oct. 15 of a county with no active coronavirus cases, but it is still important that people follow health precautions to prevent the spread of the illness, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health said Tuesday.

Niobrara County on Monday reported that it had no active coronavirus cases. The report came on a day that saw state’s total number of active cases drop by more than 200 to total 1,483. On Tuesday, the number fell another 195 to total 1,288, the lowest number seen since Jan. 2.

However, Health Department spokeswoman Kim Deti pointed to Niobrara County’s low population in responding to its coronavirus-free status

“It’s one county with a very low population to start with,” she said in an email to Cowboy State Daily. “Other counties are not seeing drops right now and overall COVID-19 is still a factor. It will be for some time to come.”

As a result, she said, it is important that people continue to follow the precautions laid out by the Health Department to slow the spread of the illness: Use face masks, practice social distancing and wash hands often.

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