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Teton County broke its single-day record for new cases with 45 new infections reported Sunday morning by the Wyoming Department of Health. 

The daily double-digit growth brings the county's active infections to a record high 156. That moves Teton County just ahead of its southern neighbor Lincoln County, which is reporting 153 active infections. With the recent explosion in infections, the Teton County Health Department has increased Teton County's risk level to red, or high. 

On Sunday, Natrona County saw the most new cases in the past 24 hours with 142, bringing that county's total active infections to 1,099 — making it the county with the most active infections in the state.

The Casper-Star Tribune reports: "Cases have increased so substantially that more than 1 in every 100 Wyomingites currently has the virus, when factoring in probable numbers."

Wyoming reported 147 hospitalizations this weekend, according to the COVID Tracking Project, a volunteer organization launched from The Atlantic magazine. St. John's Health data, last updated Friday, showed four COVID-19 patients in the primary care unit and 3 suspected COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit. A Friday update also indicated one patient recently transferred out of Jackson to higher care.  

Wyoming more than doubled its single-day record Friday with nearly 1,000 new cases — 917 lab confirmed and 79 probable. 

On Sunday, the state reported its second highest single-day increase with 646 new confirmed cases and 67 probable.

The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming on Sunday was 6,881, an increase of 540 over yesterday's 6,341, according to the Wyoming News Exchange. 

Wyoming residents can order free, at-home tests here. Teton County public health officials recommend residents follow these 13 steps to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. 

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.

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(4) comments

Tom Patricelli

Oh, man. What is wrong with that picture?

Don George

Is that a current picture? No mask!

JOhn Smothers

exactly where are they coming from?

Linda Williams

It sure would be nice to know where all these new cases are coming from...we know it isn't tourists. Please do some investigative reporting and keep the community informed. Or are we to assume based on the photo with the article?????

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