The number of COVID-19 cases in Laramie County School District 1 decreased by roughly half this past week, marking a third straight week in which cases have declined.

From Monday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 13, a total of 101 cases (23 staff and 78 students) were reported, 108 fewer cases than the previous week, according to the district's COVID-19 Dashboard.

Prior to Monday, Jan. 24, when the mask requirement for staff and students was lifted, the district saw a whopping 355 weekly cases, 170 of which came on Tuesday, Jan. 18 alone, but the numbers have been dropping ever since.

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Cases are also down countywide. As of Friday, Feb. 11, Laramie County had 197 lab-confirmed active cases, according to Wyoming Department of Health data.

As of today, Feb. 14, 46.1% of the county's population -- 12.01% of children (5-11), 39.99% of adolescents (12-17), 54.48% of adults (18+), and 75.8% of seniors (65+) -- had been fully vaccinated, slightly more than the statewide average.

Answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

Vaccinations for COVID-19 began being administered in the U.S. on Dec. 14, 2020. The quick rollout came a little more than a year after the virus was first identified in November 2019. The impressive speed with which vaccines were developed has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the practical—how will I get vaccinated?—to the scientific—how do these vaccines even work?

Keep reading to discover answers to 25 common COVID-19 vaccine questions.

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