Niobrara County saw its first confirmed case of coronavirus on Thursday as the state’s total case count increased by nine to total 239.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said new cases had been detected in five counties, including the first case in Niobrara.
Teton County’s case went up by five during the day to total 40. Johnson, Laramie and Uinta each had one new case.
As of Thursday afternoon, Laramie County had 54 cases; Teton County had 50; Fremont had 38; Natrona had 27; Sheridan had 12; Johnson and Campbell had nine; Sweetwater had six; Washakie had five; Albany, Carbon, Converse, Lincoln and Uinta counties had four each, and Crook and Goshen had three each. Niobrara, Park and Sublette each had one case.
The number of probable cases, meanwhile, increased by eight to total 81. Probable cases are defined as those where a person is suffering from coronavirus symptoms and has had contact with a patient confirmed as having the illness but has not been tested.
Recoveries around the state, meanwhile, grew by seven on Thursday to total 101, the department said. Teton and Laramie counties both reported a total of 22 recovered patients.