Covid cases continue to rise; Twenty-two new cases in 24 hours; 314 total cases

People without symptoms can shed the virus through breathing, talking, singing and coughing, which is why public health officials ask the public to be proactive and wear at cloth mask. Image: Pixabay.com

The incidence of Coronavirus infections in Fremont County continues to rise with 314 total active cases this morning, including 22 new cases on Tuesday, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.

The Fremont County Unified Command reports 13 people now hospitalized in Lander and Riverton with Covid-19. There have been 277 new active cases reported in the last nine days as the community spread of the virus continues to skyrocket.

The number of positive test results to overall tests administered is now at 8.6 percent positive, a gain of six percentage points from the beginning of the month.

Free Covid-19 tests are now available in Fremont County provided by the State of Wyoming. See below how to obtain a free Covid-19 test.

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Public Health officials statewide and locally continue to urge residents to wear a mask, especially when indoors in a confined space when social distancing of six feet or more is not possible. They continue to advise frequent hand washing and if not feeling well, to say home. The virus is asymptomatic in individuals and you may be shedding the virus without knowing you have it, that’s why wearing a mask is critical to slowing the spread of the virus.

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