As of 11 a.m., May 26, 2020
- Wyoming: Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 644. Deaths: 12. Recovered: 546. Probable, untested cases: 199.
- By county: Fremont County leads the state with 220 confirmed cases, followed by Laramie with 122, Teton with 69, Natrona with 57, Washakie with 27 and Campbell and Sweetwater with 17. Weston is the only Wyoming county with no reported cases.
- Testing: 20,703 tests have been administered and processed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
- United States: 1,667,154 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Institute. Total deaths: 98,371 — Total recoveries: 379,157.
- The latest: Wyoming’s unemployment rate jumped to 9.2% in April from 3.8% in March, according to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. Job losses were seen across all areas in the state and in every major industry, DWS reports, with the hardest hits occurring in leisure and hospitality, natural resources and mining, and retail. Unemployment jumped from year-ago levels in every Wyoming County. The largest increase occurred in Teton, up from 4% to 18.3%; followed by Natrona, up from 3.6% to 12.7%, and Sublette, up from 4% to 11.3%. The smallest increases occurred in Niobrara and Big Horn counties. Wyoming’s unemployment rate remains lower than the current national rate of 14.7%, according to DWS.
- More news: For the first time in more than two months, no new coronavirus cases were reported in Wyoming on Friday. However, that was followed by an uptick of seven new cases Saturday and 25 new cases Sunday. As Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks started to reopen last week, leaders in gateway towns reported they are bracing for significant declines in sales tax revenues. Gov. Mark Gordon and lawmakers, meanwhile, have been discussing how to deal with what Gordon predicted will be “profound” budget cuts as a result of declining revenues.