By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by three on Tuesday, while the number of recoveries among patients with confirmed and “probable” cases increased by 26.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said the number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Wyoming since the illness was first diagnosed in the state in mid-March stood at 513, with new cases being found in Fremont and Campbell counties.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Fremont County had 182 cases; Laramie County had 111; Teton County had 67; Natrona County had 38; Campbell County had 17; Converse County had 14; Sweetwater had 13; Sheridan 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 each.
At the same time, the number of patients to have recovered since the disease reached Wyoming increased by 26, led by growth of 22 in Fremont County on Tuesday. In Fremont County, 77 patients have recovered, including 69 patients confirmed to have coronavirus and eight suspected of having it.
Statewide, the Health Department said 477 people have recovered, including 343 with confirmed cases and 134 with probable cases.
People are considered to have probable cases of coronavirus when they show symptoms of the disease and have had contact with someone with a laboratory-confirmed case but have not been tested for COVID-19.
In addition to Wyoming’s 513 confirmed cases, the Health Department said there are 162 probable cases.