By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
New coronavirus cases were reported in almost half of Wyoming’s 23 counties on Monday, with 27 new cases surfacing in 11 counties.
The Wyoming Health Department, in its daily coronavirus update, said Uinta County posted the highest number of new cases on Monday, 10. Other counties with new cases were Albany, Converse, Fremont, Laramie, Natrona, Park, Platte, Sublette, Sweetwater and Teton.
The statewide increase — the largest seen since May 6 and the second-largest since the pandemic reached Wyoming in mid-March — brought the total number of confirmed cases seen in the state to 974.
As of Monday, Fremont County had 296 cases; Laramie County had 137; Uinta County had 120; Natrona County had 83; Teton County had 80; Sweetwater County had 48; Campbell and Washakie counties had 34; Albany had 27; Converse, Johnson and Sheridan had 15; Carbon had 13; Lincoln and Park had 11; Big Horn and Hot Springs had nine; Crook had six; Goshen had four; Sublette had three, and Platte had two. Niobrara and Weston counties had one case each.
Recoveries since the first reported case of the disease increased by 21 on Monday to total 931, including 729 among those with confirmed cases and 202 among those with probable cases.
Probable cases are defined as those where a patient shows symptoms of coronavirus and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case but has not been tested for the illness. The number of probable cases seen in Wyoming was 256.
The number of active cases in Wyoming on Monday was 281. Patients with confirmed cases accounted for 227 active cases, while those with probable cases made up 54 of the active cases.