As of 10 a.m., April 6, 2020
- Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 210. Recovered: 50
- By county: Laramie leads the state with 44 confirmed cases, followed by Teton with 40, Fremont with 38, Natrona with 25 and Sheridan with 12. Five counties have reported no cases.
- Testing: 3,929 tests had been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
- United States: 337,971 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 9,654 — Total recoveries: 17,582.
- The latest: Gov. Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Alexia Harrist on Friday extended the state’s three existing orders through April 30, but declined to issue a “stay-at-home” order. The existing orders close public places, prohibit gatherings of 10 or more people and shut down schools, bars, restaurants (with the exception of curb-side or delivery service), coffee shops and personal service businesses like hair salons across the state. Wyoming is now one of just seven states that hasn’t issued a mandatory stay-at-home directive. In an emotional speech Friday, Gordon emphasized that Wyoming is taking COVID-19 seriously, and said the focus on the lack of a stricter order is detrimental to the messages of healthy behavior he is trying to convey. “It makes for a good headline, I suppose,” he said. Gordon also issued a new order that all out-of-state visitors to Wyoming self-quarantine for 14 days.
- More news: Wyoming is the only state that hasn’t reported a death caused by COVID-19, according to Axios. The outbreak has begun to impact livestock markets. The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy has converted one of its labs into a temporary hand sanitizer factory.