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27 New Coronavirus Cases on Monday; Uinta County Leads State in Active Cases

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By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily

Uinta County, which has seen rapid growth in confirmed coronavirus cases In the last several weeks, now has the highest number of active cases in the state, according to state figures.

State figures show the county has 87 active cases, including 67 among patients with confirmed cases of coronavirus and 20 among patients with probable cases.

The figures from the state Department of Health show Uinta County accounts for almost one-third of total active cases in the state, 281.

As recently as two weeks ago, the state’s total number of active cases stood at 155. However, almost every day since then, the Wyoming has seen double-digit increases in the number of newly confirmed cases, with 27 new cases seen Monday, the highest single-day increase since early May.

Although the new cases have been scattered around the state, Uinta County has seen its number of cases almost quadruple in the last two weeks, growing from 32 to 120 as of Monday. Much of that increase has been attributed to a social gathering at a bar where social distancing was not observed.

The county that has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases reported since the illness was first detected in the state in mid-March, Fremont at 296, has actually seen a slight decline in the number of its active cases in the last two weeks, from 66 to 64. The number includes 47 patients with confirmed coronavirus cases and 17 with probable cases.

A probable case is defined as one where the patient has not been tested for coronavirus, but shows symptoms of the illness and has been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case.

Currently, active cases statewide involve 54 patients with probable cases and 227 with laboratory-confirmed cases.

Six counties have no active coronavirus cases: Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Lincoln, Niobrara and Weston.

Below is county-by-county list of active coronavirus cases:

Albany: 8

Big Horn: 4

Campbell: 14

Carbon: 7

Converse: 1

Crook: 1

Fremont: 64

Goshen: 0

Hot Springs: 0

Johnson: 0

Laramie: 22

Lincoln: 0

Natrona: 15

Niobrara: 0

Park: 10

Platte: 1

Sheridan: 1

Sublette: 2

Sweetwater: 22

Teton: 9

Uinta: 87

Washakie: 13

Weston: 0

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