Town of Jackson

Teton County is up to seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday morning, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.

As of 10:15 a.m. there are 53 confirmed total cases statewide. In addition to the new case here, other positive results in Laramie and Johnson counties upped the total from 49 Wednesday night.

Teton County health officials announced Wednesday evidence for community spread in the valley. An epidemiological investigation into Teton County’s third confirmed positive case of COVID-19 couldn't find a discernible origin point, meaning investigators could not determine where or how the patient caught the virus.

That confirms what medical professionals say they knew but couldn't state with certainty, which is that the virus is circulating among people who might not know they have it and haven't been tested with a positive result. The county’s first two cases had known origin points for the virus, whether an infected individual or travel to an affected area.

Governor Mark Gordon said Wednesday he expects Wyoming "will see more positive cases" as testing capability increases.

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