The number of confirmed coronavirus Covid-19 infections in Fremont County surged by 31 cases on Monday, according to the Wyoming Department of Health for a total number of active infections numbering 306. It is the largest number of locally active cases since June.
Hot Springs county’s active caseload increased to nine and Washakie County’s sits at 13 active cases this morning.
Included in the Fremont County number is the 23rd reported Covid-19 infection at Riverton High School and five cases at the Wyoming Honor Farm north of Riverton.
Statewide there are now 3,725 active cases as the number of cases continues to skyrocket. The Wyoming Department of Health reports a total of 77 Covid-related deaths in the state. There have been 15 deaths in Fremont County and and seven in Washakie County.
Last weekend Wyoming State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist said state residents must wear masks when social distancing is not possible, especially indoors, wash thier hands frequently and stay home if not feeling well to reduce the spread of the virus.