By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
New coronavirus cases were confirmed in five counties on Monday, bringing the state’s total number of cases since the disease was first diagnosed in Wyoming in March to 577.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 11 new cases were reported in Albany, Fremont, Hot Springs, Johnson and Natrona Counties.
Six cases were confirmed in Natrona County, two were reported in Hot Springs County and Albany, Fremont and Johnson county saw one new case each.
As of Monday afternoon, Fremont County had 203 cases; Laramie County had 119; Teton County had 69; Natrona County had 49; Campbell and Sweetwater counties had 16; Converse had 14; Washakie had 13; Sheridan and Johnson had 12; Lincoln had 11; Albany had 10; Uinta had eight; Carbon had seven; Crook had five; Goshen and Hot Springs had four, and Big Horn had two. Niobrara, Park and Sublette counties had one case each.
Recoveries seen since the coronavirus was first detected in Wyoming also increased Monday, growing by eight to total 504.
That includes 367 recoveries among those with confirmed cases and 137 recoveries among those with probable cases.
The Department of Health said as of Monday, there are 189 probable cases in the state — cases where the patient shows symptoms of coronavirus and has had contact with someone with a confirmed case, but has not been tested.
The Health Department’s figures indicate there are 254 active cases of coronavirus around the state — 210 among those with confirmed cases and 52 among those with probable cases.
The number of active cases is determined by adding the confirmed and probable cases — 766 — subtracting the total number of recoveries and subtracting the number of deaths.