By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by six on Thursday to total 529.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said new cases were reported Thursday in Carbon, Fremont, Lincoln and Sweetwater counties.
As of Thursday afternoon, Fremont County had 193 cases; Laramie County had 112; Teton County had 68; Natrona County had 39; Campbell County had 16; Converse and Sweetwater had 14; Sheridan had 12; Johnson had 11; Albany had eight; Uinta had seven; Carbon had six; Crook and Washakie had five; Goshen had four, and Big Horn had two. Hot Springs, Niobrara, Park and Sublette counties each had one.
The number of recoveries increased by seven on Thursday to total 487, 352 among people with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases and 135 among those with probable cases.
Using those numbers, there are 214 “active” cases of coronavirus in the state. The number is determined by adding the number of confirmed and probable cases and subtracting the total number of recoveries.
In addition to the 529 confirmed cases diagnosed since the coronavirus first reached Wyoming in March, the Department of Health estimates there have been 172 probable cases.
A probable case is defined as one where a person has coronavirus symptoms and has been exposed to someone with a laboratory-confirmed case but has not been tested for the disease.