Seven New Coronavirus Cases in Wyoming, All In Washakie County

Seven new confirmed coronavirus cases, all in Washakie County, pushed Wyomings confirmed case count to 566 on Sunday.

Jim Angell

May 17, 20202 min read

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Seven new confirmed coronavirus cases, all in Washakie County, pushed Wyoming’s confirmed case count to 566 on Sunday.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said Washakie County’s total case count more than doubled to total 13 on Sunday.

As of Sunday afternoon, Fremont County had 202 cases; Laramie County had 119 cases; Teton County had 69 cases; Natrona County had 43 cases; Campbell and Sweetwater counties had 16; Converse had 14; Washakie had 13; Sheridan had 12; Johnson and Lincoln had 11; Albany had nine; Uinta had eight; Carbon had seven; Crook had five; Goshen had four and Big Horn and Hot Springs had two. Niobrara, Park and Sublette counties all had one.

The number of recoveries seen since the coronavirus was first diagnosed in Wyoming remained the same Sunday at 498, 362 among patients with confirmed cases and 136 among patients with “probable” cases. A probable case is defined as one where a patient has the symptoms of coronavirus and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case, but has not been tested.

The state sets the number of probable cases in the state at 188.

The number of active cases in the state, meanwhile, is 248. The number is reached by adding the confirmed and probable cases, subtracting the combined recoveries for confirmed and probable cases and subtracting the eight deaths attributed to the disease in Wyoming.

The number of active confirmed cases 196, while the number of active probable cases is 52.  

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