Wyoming governor urges vigilance amid resurgence of virus

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming’s governor is urging people to remain vigilant against the coronavirus amid a surge in new cases and hospitalizations. Gov. Mark Gordon said at a news conference Monday that Wyoming is “trending in the wrong direction” and the state’s economy can’t recover until the virus recedes. The 36 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wyoming is a new record. State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist says affected hospitals are starting to feel pressure in their work to treat people. The virus is also more widespread in Wyoming than ever. Wyoming currently has about 1,300 active cases of the coronavirus, up from about 500 last summer.