Coronavirus Deaths Increase to 11; New Cases Increase By 13

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By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily

Thirteen new coronavirus cases in seven counties on Wednesday pushed the state’s total to 596.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said new cases were reported in Campbell, Carbon, Fremont, Hot Springs, Natrona, Park and Sweetwater counties.

Fremont County saw the greatest growth in one day, with five new cases, while Hot Springs and Natrona each saw two new cases. 

Campbell, Carbon, Park and Sweetwater each reported one new case. For Park County, it was first new case in more than two months.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Fremont County had 209 cases; Laramie County had 121; Teton County had 69; Natrona County had 53; Campbell and Sweetwater counties had 17; Converse  County had 14; Washakie had 13; Johnson and Sheridan had 12; Lincoln had 11; Albany had 10; Carbon had nine; Uinta had eight; Hot Springs had six; Crook had five; Goshen had four; Big Horn and Park had two, and Niobrara and Sublette had one.

The number of Wyoming deaths related to the coronavirus also increased by one on Wednesday to total 11.

The Department of Health said the Fremont County man who died had a pre-existing health condition that made him more vulnerable to the illness.

The number of recoveries among people with both laboratory-confirmed and suspected coronavirus cases grew by six to total 534. Of those, 394 were among those with laboratory-confirmed cases and 140 were among those with probable cases.

The Department of Health numbers show there are 244 active cases in Wyoming. The number of active cases is determined by adding the number of laboratory and confirmed cases — 787 — subtracting the total number of recoveries and then subtracting the number of deaths.

Among those with probable cases, there are 51 active cases, while there are 193 active cases among those with laboratory-confirmed cases.

Two of the Wyoming people whose deaths were related to coronavirus were never included on the state’s list of laboratory-confirmed cases.

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