Four New Coronavirus Cases Brings Total to 693

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By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases seen in Wyoming since the illness was first diagnosed in the state in mid-March reached 693 on Sunday with new cases in four counties.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, reported that new cases were discovered in Big Horn, Fremont, Natrona and Sweetwater counties.

As of Sunday afternoon, Fremont County had 248 cases; Laramie County had 122; Teton County had 69; Natrona had 63; Washakie had 31; Albany had 23; Sweetwater had 22; Campbell had 18; Converse and Johnson had 14; Sheridan had 12; Lincoln had 11; Carbon and Uinta had nine; Hot Springs had eight, Big Horn and Crook had five; Goshen had four, and Park had two. Niobrara, Platte, Sublette and Weston counties had one case each.

Recoveries remained steady on Sunday at 658, including 502 people with laboratory confirmed cases and 156 among those with probable cases.

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 illness.

The department said the state has seen 210 probable cases since the pandemic began.

The number of active cases on Sunday was 231, including 177 with laboratory confirmed cases of coronavirus and 54 with probable cases.

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