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  • Active COVID-19 cases falls

    The Wyoming News Exchange|Nov 24, 2021

    The number of active coronavirus cases declined by more than 300 over the weekend to fall to less than 2,000 for the first time in three months. The Wyoming Department of Health’s regular coronavirus update said the state received 355 reports of new laboratory-confirmed cases between Friday and Monday, along with 129 reports of new probable cases. Also during the weekend, the number of recoveries reported among those with confirmed or probable cases grew by 797, leaving the state with 1,795 active cases, a decline of 313 from Friday. Monday m...

  • 1,243 COVID deaths recorded

    The Wyoming News Exchange|Nov 4, 2021

    The number of Wyoming deaths tied to coronavirus has increased by 69, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday. The department said the deaths, which occurred between August and the end of October, brought to 1,243 the number of Wyoming residents whose deaths have been linked to the coronavirus since it was first detected in Wyoming in March 2020. Thirteen Sweetwater County residents, nine men and four women, died in September and October, the department said, and nine were hospitalized for the treatment of coronavirus. Ten Natrona...

  • Active COVID cases top 1,000

    The Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 5, 2021

    The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew to more than 1,000 on Tuesday, the highest number recorded since early February. Figures from the Wyoming Department of Health’s regular coronavirus update showed that the state had 1,058 active cases on Tuesday, an increase of 79 from Monday and the highest total seen since Feb. 4, when the tally stood at 1,069. The department reported it received 162 new reports of laboratory-confirmed COVID cases on Tuesday, along with 75 new reports of probable cases. At the same time, the number of n...

  • Enzi dies after bicycle crash

    The Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 29, 2021

    Former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi died late Monday after being seriously injured in a bicycle accident in Gillette on Friday. A post on Enzi's Facebook page said the former Wyoming legislator died Monday at the UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado, where he was flown for treatment after the accident. "Former Wyoming U.S. Senator Mike Enzi passed away peacefully (Monday) surrounded by his family," the post said. "His family expressed their deep appreciation for all of the prayers...

  • 2 county residents die from COVID-19, six die statewide

    The Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 22, 2021

    The deaths of six more Wyoming residents have been linked to the coronavirus, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. The department announced Tuesday that five of the six died in July and one died in June. The deaths bring to 766 the number of Wyoming residents whose deaths have been tied to COVID-19. The victims include two Laramie County men, both of whom had been hospitalized for treatment before their deaths in July. A Sweetwater County man died in July after being hospitalized, while a Sweetwater County woman who died in June was...

  • Statewide public health orders reach expected final phase

    Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|May 27, 2021

    CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Health on Friday announced the likely final phase for statewide public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the immediate removal of one of the two remaining orders. Statewide public health order #2, which affected indoor events of more than 500 people, is now eliminated, according to a news release. Mask use and physical distancing requirements in statewide public health order #1 related to K-12 schools will remain through May 31, while the same requirements for colleges are i...

  • County woman's death tied to COVID; total deaths at 713

    The Wyoming News Exchange|May 20, 2021

    The death of a Sweetwater County woman has been linked to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday. The department said the older woman died within the last week, bringing the number of Wyoming deaths tied to COVID to 713. The announcement came as the state said it received reports of 77 new confirmed cases and 20 new probable cases of coronavirus on Tuesday. Due to a malfunction in the Health Department’s website, the number of recoveries reported to the state Tuesday was not available....

  • Record high for new coronavirus cases pushes active cases over 2,400

    The Wyoming News Exchange|Oct 21, 2020

    A record high for reported new laboratory-confirmed cases in one day pushed the number of active cases in the state over 2,400 on Monday. The Wyoming Health Department, in its daily coronavirus update, said 251 new confirmed cases were reported Monday, the highest number in one day since the illness was first diagnosed in Wyoming on March 12. The previous record of 248 was set less than one week ago, on Friday. The Health Department also said 35 new probable cases were reported Monday, as were 169 recoveries from the illness, leaving the state...

  • State sees 58 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

    The Wyoming News Exchange|Sep 9, 2020

    An increase of 58 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming on Tuesday — including 18 new cases in Albany County — pushed the number of active cases in the state up by 36. The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said a total of 71 new confirmed and probable cases were reported Tuesday to bring the number of active cases to 610. Albany County had 98 active cases; Carbon had 76; Laramie had 73; Fremont had 58; Natrona had 53; Sheridan had 50; Park had 37; Goshen had 30; Teton had 29; Campbell had 25; Uinta had...

  • Package includes health care for retired Kemmerer miners

    Wyoming News Exchange|Dec 24, 2019

    By Camille Erickson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — President Donald Trump signed a $1.4 trillion appropriations package Friday night, averting a government shutdown and saving health care for hundreds of retired coal miners in Kemmerer. Coal has been the critical economic building block for the southwest Wyoming community, where miners have labored at the open pit coal mine in Lincoln County for decades. They’ve contributed millions of tons of thermal coal to the nation’s electricity supply. For many miners, worki...

  • Former secretary of state arrested for DUI

    Wyoming News Exchange|Dec 18, 2019

    By Isabella Alves and Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange CHEYENNE – Former Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol at 12:39 a.m. Friday at his residence. Murray, 61, who was elected secretary of state in 2014, resigned from the position last year following two separate allegations of prior sexual misconduct. According to the arrest report, Laramie County Sheriff’s deputies went to Murray’s residence on Wildflower Drive in Cheyenne after they received a report of an...

  • State lawmakers skeptical of $1m suicide hotline request

    Wyoming News Exchange|Dec 18, 2019

    By Seth Klamann Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Wyoming is the only state in America that doesn’t have a local affiliate to the national suicide prevention hotline, and lawmakers were skeptical Monday of a $1 million request to change that. “We can do this a whole lot better,” said Rep. Bob Nicholas, the Republican co-chairman of the Joint Appropriations Committee, which holds the state’s purse strings. “To me, you’re throwing money before you’re throwing your brains at it.” That sentiment was echoed by Sen. Eli Bebout,...

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