By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming coronavirus case count grew to 120 on Tuesday with the detection of 25 new cases in eight counties.
Laramie County’s caseload grew by the highest number, increasing by seven to make the county the hardest hit by the coronavirus with 27 cases.
Fremont County had 25 cases; Teton County had 23; Natrona had 12; Sheridan reported 10 cases; Johnson County had seven; Albany, Campbell and Carbon each had three cases, and Sweetwater had two. Converse, Goshen, Park, Sublette and Washakie counties each reported one case.
The Wyoming Department of Health reported that of the 120 cases, at least 26 patients have made a full recovery.
Dr. Alexia Harrist, the state’s health officer, said during a news conference Monday that rapid increases seen in coronavirus counts are due to increased testing along with the spread of the disease.
Since COVID-19 reached the state, the Wyoming Public Health Lab has completed 1,563 tests while private commercial laboratories have completed 634, according to the Health Department.