Laramie County School District 1 on Friday reported that 35 students and seven staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, seven more cases than the previous week.

"These individuals were at the following locations -- Administration Building, Afflerbach Elementary, Alta Vista Elementary, Anderson Elementary, Baggs Elementary, Carey Junior High, Cheyenne Virtual School, Clawson-Willadsen Elementary, Dildine Elementary, East High, Jessup Elementary, Johnson Junior High, McCormick Junior High, Meadowlark Elementary, Pioneer Park Elementary, Rossman Elementary, Saddle Ridge Elementary, South High, Transportation and Triumph High," LCSD1 Superintendent Dr. Margaret Crespo said in a news release.

Crespo says those who had direct contact with any of the individuals who tested positive will be contacted and will receive guidance regarding the next steps.

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Laramie County has seen 364 lab-confirmed cases in the past 14 days, and as of Friday, had 233 lab-confirmed active cases, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.

On Thursday, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and the Cheyenne VA Medical Center reported they were treating 38 patients with COVID-19, up from a recent low of 22 on Oct. 17. The county's highest hospitalized population was 77 on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, 2020.

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