The Wyoming Department of Health reported 541 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the statewide total to 40,554. 55 new cases were reported for Natrona County, leaving the current number of active cases in Natrona County at 139.
Though Wyoming is still in Phase 1A, Phase 1B vaccination priorities have been established and are generally being described to include people who are 70 years of age or older, as well as other frontline essential workers who interact with the public on a daily basis and are unable to consistently distance themselves from others.
“Knowing we have safe and effective vaccines arriving is like seeing light at the end of a tunnel,” said Dr. Alexia Harrist. “We have an end in sight at this point, which was not true for many months during this pandemic. We have hope and a reminder that this situation is for now and not forever.”