By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Weston County saw its first coronavirus case on Wednesday as the statewide total of cases went up by five.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said four new cases were reported in Fremont County and one was detected in Weston County, which had been free of coronavirus until Wednesday.
The total number of coronavirus cases stood at 653 on Wednesday.Fremont County had 225 cases; Laramie County had 122; Teton County had 69; Natrona County had 58; Washakie County had 28; Albany had 21; Campbell and Sweetwater had 17; Converse and Johnson had 14; Sheridan County 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 County had two. Niobrara, Platte, Sublette and Weston counties had one case each.
The number of recoveries among all coronavirus patients went up by 17 on Wednesday to total 624, including 474 among those with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases and 150 among those with probable cases.
Probable coronavirus cases are counted as those among people with coronavirus symptoms who have been in contact with people with confirmed cases but have not been tested themselves.
As of Wednesday, the Department of Health said there had been 207 probable cases in the state.
The number of active cases stood at 219 on Wednesday, 162 involving patients with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus and 57 among patients with probable cases.