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Teton County is seeing a post-holiday surge in COVID-19 cases.

The Wyoming Department of Health reported 43 new local cases in the past 24 hours, a day after it reported 96 new cases, a record in Teton County. The trend is also being seen statewide, with 562 new cases bringing the total of active infections in Wyoming to 2,327.

Other coronavirus markers are also climbing. Teton County's test positivity rate in the past two weeks is 9.55%, and there were 247 active cases as of Tuesday afternoon.

At the state level, 33 more COVID-19-related deaths were reported, bringing the total since the pandemic started to 522. The deaths were from late December to this month.

The 7-day average of new cases in Wyoming has increased 35% to 307 cases per day, while in Teton County the rate increased 179% over the past week to 35 cases per day.

Contact Tom Hallberg at 732-7079 or thallberg@jhnewsandguide.com.

Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

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