By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by six on Wednesday to total 288 as the number of patients who have recovered grew to more than 60% of that total.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said new cases were reported in Crook, Laramie, Sweetwater and Teton counties.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Laramie County had 64 cases; Teton County had 59; Fremont County had 42; Natrona County had 34; Campbell County had 13; Sheridan had 12; Johnson had 11; Sweetwater had 10; Converse had eight; Albany, Lincoln and Washakie had five; Carbon, Crook and Uinta had four, and Goshen had three. Big Horn, Hot Springs, Niobrara, Park and Sublette counties each had one case.
The number of recoveries, meanwhile, increased by 12 on Wednesday to total 176, meaning that more than 61 percent of the people diagnosed with coronavirus since it surfaced in Wyoming have recovered.
Recovery is defined as when a patient goes for three days without any symptoms of the illness and without taking any medication for fever reduction.
Teton County had the highest number of recoveries at 43, while Laramie County had 33.