An increase of 24 in Fremont County’s coronavirus case count on Wednesday was largely responsible for growth in the state’s total number of case to 479.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 27 new cases were reported Wednesday. In addition to the increase in Fremont County, one new case was seen in each of Cambell, Laramie and Sweetwater counties.
Kim Deti, a spokeswoman for the Health Department, said the new cases were the result of more cases being tied to an ongoing outbreak in the county.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Fremont County had 155 cases; Laramie County had 109; Teton County had 67, Natrona County had 38; Campbell County had 16; Converse County had 14; Sheridan and Sweetwater counties had 12; Johnson had 11; Albany had eight; Lincoln had seven; Uinta had six; Carbon, Crook and Washakie had five; Goshen had three, and Big Horn had two. Hot Springs, Niobrara, Park and Sublette counties had one case each.
The number of recoveries increased slightly on Wednesday, growing by seven to total 416. The number includes 295 recoveries among patients with confirmed cases of coronavirus and 121 among people with “probable” cases. A person is considered to have a “probable” case when he or she has the symptoms of coronavirus and has been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of the illness, but has not been tested for the disease.
In addition to Wyoming’s 479 confirmed cases, the state Health Department said there are 152 “probable” cases.