By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Despite an increase of 16 in the number of recoveries seen among coronavirus patients on Monday, the number of active cases grew slightly over the weekend to total to 172 on Monday
The Wyoming Department of Health said the number of people to recover from confirmed and probable coronavirus cases since the illness was first diagnosed in Wyoming in mid-March grew to 773 on Monday, including 592 recoveries among people with laboratory confirmed cases of coronavirus and 181 among those with probable cases.
At the same time, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases seen since the virus was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March increased by 14 on Monday for a total of 748.
The numbers indicate the state’s active cases have increased by nine since Friday to include 141 people with confirmed cases and 31 with probable cases.
The increase of 14 confirmed cases came with the reporting of new cases in six counties: Campbell, Fremont, Hot Springs, Natrona, Sweetwater and Uinta.
As of Monday afternoon, Fremont County had 264 cases; Laramie had 122; Natrona had 73; Teton had 69; Washakie had 34; Sweetwater had 25; Albany had 24; Campbell and Uinta had 22; Converse, Johnson and Sheridan had 14; Lincoln had 11; Carbon and Hot Springs had nine; Big Horn had seven; Crook had five; Goshen had four and Park had two. Niobrara, Platte, Sublette and Weston each had one case.
The number of probable cases as of Monday stood at 212.
Probable cases are defined as those where patients have coronavirus symptoms and have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case, but have not been tested. The department said 212 probable cases had been detected since mid-March.