By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Wyoming since the virus was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March grew to 709 Thursday with the reporting of new cases in four counties.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said six new cases were reported in Campbell, Fremont, Sweetwater and Washakie counties.
As of Thursday afternoon, Fremont County had 255 cases; Laramie County had 122; Teton County had 69; Natrona had 65; Washakie had 34; Sweetwater had 24; Albany had 23; Campbell had 19; Converse and Johnson had 14; Sheridan had 12; Lincoln had 11; Uinta had 10; Carbon had nine, Hot Springs had eight; Big Horn and Crook had five; Goshen had four, and Park had two.
Niobrara, Platte, Sublette and Washakie each had one case.
The number of people to recover from coronavirus since mid-March increased by 19 on Thursday to total 735, including 562 people with confirmed cases and 173 with probable cases.
Probable cases are defined as those where a patient has symptoms of coronavirus and has been exposed to someone with a known case, but has not been tested. The number of probable cases on Thursday remained at 212.
The number of active cases was set at 171 on Thursday, with 132 patients with laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus and 39 with probable cases.