By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases to be diagnosed in Wyoming since the pandemic reached the state in March grew by six on Tuesday to total 583, while the number of people to have recovered from the illness grew by 24.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said new cases were diagnosed in Carbon, Fremont, Laramie and Natrona counties.
As off Tuesday afternoon, Fremont County had 204 cases; Laramie County had 121; Teton County had 69; Natrona County had 51; Campbell and Sweetwater counties had 16; Converse had 14; Washakie had 13; Johnson and Sheridan counties had 12; Lincoln had 11; Albany had 10; Carbon and Uinta had eight; Crook had five; Goshen and Hot Springs had four, and Big Horn had two. Niobrara, Park and Sublette counties all had one case.
The number of patients to have recovered from the illness by Tuesday was set at 528, an increase of 24 over Monday’s figures.
The number includes recoveries among the people with confirmed cases — 388 — and those with probable cases — 140.
A probable case is defined as one where the patient has coronavirus symptoms and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case, but has not been tested for the disease. In addition to the 583 confirmed cases in Wyoming, the department of Health said there are 193 probable cases.
That leaves the number of active cases in the state at 240, including both confirmed and probable cases. The number is reached by adding the number of confirmed and probable cases, subtracting the total number of recoveries and then subtracting the number of deaths related to the illness, eight.
The Wyoming Health Department said the number of Wyoming deaths related to the illness is 10, but two of those patients were never listed as having either confirmed or probable cases in the state. Both died in Colorado.
Among confirmed cases, there are 187 active cases, while there are 53 probable cases remain active.