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Some of the newest cases of COVID-19 in Teton County are showing community spread. 

Teton District Health Officer Dr. Travis Riddell explained the latest trends during the regular community COVID update livestreamed from Town Hall. There is also one new coronavirus-related hospitalization, he said. 

Although showing community spread isn't good news, Riddell stressed that Jackson Hole is much better prepared to handle the situation compared to when the pandemic started in March. For example, testing and contact tracing are more robust. 

In early June, Teton County reached zero active cases. But a new uptick in cases began around June 9, Riddell said. Since then, the county has had 19 confirmed cases and two probable cases with results pending, he said. 

Of those, 13 are attributed to travel by both newly arrived visitors and residents returning from travel. One case was a contact related to those cases. 

The remaining five cases, however, indicate community spread, Riddell said.

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Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington has worked for newspapers across the West. She hosts a rescue podcast, The Fine Line. Her family minivan doubles as her not-so-high-tech recording studio.

(1) comment

Patricia Snyder

Let’s keep encouraging those tourists.

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