By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming topped 500 on Sunday, with eight new cases being detected, according to the state Department of Health.
The department, in its daily coronavirus update, reported six new cases in Fremont County, along with one case each in Laramie and Lincoln counties, to bring the state’s total to 503.
As of Sunday afternoon, Fremont County had 175 cases; Laramie County had 110; 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 and Lincoln had eight; Uinta had seven; Carbon, Crook and Washakie had five; Goshen had four, and Big Horn had two. Hot Springs, Niobrara, Park and Sublette counties had one.
The number of recoveries among coronavirus patients stayed steady on Sunday to total 443. The number includes recoveries among 312 patients with confirmed cases of coronavirus and 131 among those with “probable” cases. A person is considered to have a probable case if he or she shows symptoms of coronavirus and has been in contact with a person with a confirmed case, but has not been tested for the disease.
In addition to the 503 confirmed cases in Wyoming, the Department of Health said there are 158 probable cases.