Wyoming Coronavirus count increases to 253

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By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by 14 on Friday to total 253.

The Wyoming Department of Health reported that new cases were found in Campbell, Fremont, Laramie, Natrona, Sweetwater and Teton counties.

Laramie County saw the biggest growth with an increase of four cases, while three new cases were reported in Natrona and Teton counties. Campbell and Sweetwater case counts increased by one and Fremont went up by two.

As of Friday afternoon, Laramie County had 58 cases; Teton County had 53; Fremont had 40; Natrona had 30; Sheridan had 12; Campbell had 10; Johnson had nine; Sweetwater had seven; Washakie had five; Albany, Carbon, Converse, Lincoln and Uinta counties each had four, and Crook and Goshen had three cases. Niobrara, Park and Sublette counties each had one case.

However, the number of patients to recover from the virus also increased by 14, growing to 129 — more than half of the total cases reported since testing began in late February.

The gain of 14 was entirely in Teton County, where health officials said 36 of the 53 patients diagnosed with coronavirus have recovered.

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