March 27, 2020 |

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The number of reported COVID-19 cases in Wyoming rose to 70, up 17 from yesterday midday. The jump might seem big. Still, though, only the tiniest fraction — .001 percent — of the state’s entire population of 567,000 people is experiencing some degree of the novel coronavirus flu.

In Carbon County, the count is still three positive cases after 17 completed tests. Results from three other patient samples are still pending.

Laramie County is now reporting the most cases with 15. Fremont County has stabilized with 14. According to the Wyoming Department of Health website, nearly 80 percent of the cases have not required hospitalization.

Residents between the ages of 60-69 have been hit the hardest. That group represents 35 percent of the cases. Another 10 percent of the cases are residents aged 70 and above. About 15 percent of the cases are between the ages of 20 and 40. About 60 percent of those infected are female, according to state data.

For the latest updates on COVID-19 testing data, click here to visit the Wyoming Department of Health website.

Shutdowns trigger spike in unemployment claims

Unemployment claims in Wyoming are surging as mandatory business shutdowns and a recommendation for people to stay at home take an economic toll.

State unemployment data shows 2,339 people filed claims last week, 350% from the week before.

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