Kemmerer sees first confirmed COVID-19 case

The map of Wyoming, provided by the Wyoming News Exchange, shows the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases by county as of Wednesday afternoon. Lincoln County Public Health said Wednesday that the first coronavirus case has been confirmed in the Kemmerer area.

As of Wednesday, July 1, Lincoln County has 19 confirmed cases, and five probable cases, of COVID-19. This is a significant jump from the steady 11 cases previously reported.

Among these new cases is the first one to appear in Kemmerer, according to a post on the Lincoln County Homeland Security & Emergency Management Facebook page.

“Recommendations have not changed. Keep taking the same precautions that have been advised previously. Distance, hand washing, and face coverings help slow the spread,” the Facebook post said.

There has been an increase of COVID-19 cases statewide with the current total being 1,203, 19 higher than the previous day.

Fremont County has the highest number of cases with 319, followed by Laramie County with 175 and Unita County with 140 case. 

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