Wyoming Coronavirus Cases Reach 700

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The number of Wyoming coronavirus cases confirmed by laboratories since the pandemic began in March reached 700 on Monday, with new cases reported in three counties.

The Wyoming Department of Health said seven new cases were reported Monday, with cases being diagnosed in Fremont, Natrona and Washakie counties.

Wyoming’s case count gives the state a positive rate for coronavirus testing of about 2.8 percent out of the 24,936 tests conducted so far.

As of Monday afternoon, Fremont County had 252 cases; Laramie County had 122; Teton County had 69; Natrona had 65; Washakie had 32; 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.

The number of people to have recovered from COVID-19 increased by nine on Monday to stand at 667. The number included recoveries among 511 people with laboratory confirmed cases of coronavirus and 156 people 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 Monday was 228, including 174 with laboratory confirmed cases of coronavirus and 54 with probable cases.

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