No New Coronavirus Cases For First Time In Two Months

For the first time in more than two months, no new cases of coronavirus were reported in Wyoming on Friday.

Jim Angell

May 22, 20202 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

For the first time in more than two months, no new cases of coronavirus were detected in Wyoming on Friday.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said no new cases were reported Friday, something that hasn’t happened since March 16.

As of Friday afternoon, Fremont County had 213 cases; Laramie County had 121; Teton County had 69; Natrona County had 54; Campbell and Sweetwater had 17; Washakie had 16; Converse had 14; Johnson and Sheridan had 12; Lincoln had 11; Albany and Uinta had 10; Carbon had nine; Hot Springs had 7; Crook had five; Goshen had four, and Big Horn and Park had two. Niobrara, Platte and Sublette had one case each.

The number of patients to recover since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March grew by five Friday to total 551, 405 among those with laboratory-confirmed cases and 146 among those with probable cases.

Probable cases are defined as those where a patient has not been tested for the virus, but is showing symptoms of the illness and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case. The Department of Health reported there were 195 probable cases in Wyoming as of Friday.

The numbers leave the number of active cases at 242, 193 with laboratory-confirmed cases and 49 among those with probable cases.

Active cases are determined by adding the confirmed and probable cases — 803 — subtracting the number of recoveries and then subtracting the number of people who have died from the illness.

Although 12 Wyoming residents have died of coronavirus-related causes, two were not diagnosed in Wyoming as having the disease, before they died in Colorado, so their cases have not appeared in the state’s confirmed cases tally.

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