By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
New coronavirus cases in eight counties pushed the total number of COVID-19 cases seen in Wyoming since the illness was first diagnosed in the state to 1,122 on Sunday.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, reported 25 new cases were detected on Sunday in Fremont, Laramie, Natrona, Park, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Teton and Uinta counties.
Fremont, Laramie, Natrona, Park and Teton counties each reported four new cases.
The Health Department’s total number of cases takes into account all cases reported since the pandemic began, but not recoveries.
As of Sunday, Fremont County had seen 318 cases; Laramie County had 158; Uinta County had 134; Natrona County had 100 cases; Teton County had 90; Sweetwater had 74; Campbell had 42; Washakie had 34; Park had 32; Albany had 29; Sheridan had 18; Converse and Johnson had 16; Carbon had 13; Lincoln had 11; Big Horn had 10; Hot Springs had nine; Crook had seven; Goshen had four; Sublette had three; Platte had two, and Niobrara and Weston had one each.
The number of recoveries recorded Saturday increased by three to total 1,057, including 833 among patients with confirmed coronavirus cases and 224 among patients with probable cases.
The recovery figures combined with the new case figures and the number of deaths attributed to coronavirus shows the state has 343 active coronavirus cases, 271 among those with laboratory confirmed cases and 72 among those with probable cases.
A probable case is one where the patient has not been tested for coronavirus, but shows symptoms of the disease and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case. As of Saturday, the state had recorded 296 probable cases since mid-March.