By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s coronavirus case count grew by four on Tuesday to total 648 as the number of recoveries seen in the state increased by eight.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said one new case was seen in each of Albany, Fremont, Natrona and Washakie counties.
The additional case in Washakie County came as the second resident of a long-term care facility in the county died, bringing the state’s total number of coronavirus-related deaths to 13.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Fremont County had 221 cases; Laramie County had 122 cases; Teton County had 69 cases; Natrona County had 58 cases; Washakie County had 28 cases; Albany had 21 cases; Campbell and Sweetwater counties had 17 cases; Converse and Johnson had 14 cases; Sheridan had 12; Lincoln had 11; Carbon and Uinta had nine; Hot Springs had eight; Crook had five; Big Horn and Goshen had four and Park had two. Niobrara, Platte and Sublette had one case each.
The number of recoveries, meanwhile, was set at 607 on Tuesday with eight more recoveries counted since the virus appeared in Wyoming in mid-March.
The department said 457 recoveries have been seen among patients with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases and 150 have been recorded among those with probable cases. The state reported Wyoming has seen 202 probable cases of coronavirus, in which patients show symptoms of the illness and have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case, but have not been tested for the disease.
The number of active cases on Tuesday stood at 232, including 180 patients with laboratory-confirmed cases and 52 with probable cases.