By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Twenty-nine new confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported Monday as the total number of cases seen since the illness was first diagnosed in Wyoming grew to 1,151.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus report, said new cases were seen in Albany, Big Horn, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta and Weston Counties. The increase was the highest in Uinta and Laramie counties at six each.
The day’s increase was the second-highest seen since the pandemic began in mid-March. The highest increase, 36 cases, was reported on June 25.
The Department of Health’s coronavirus totals count all of the cases detected since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March and does not take into account recoveries or deaths.
As of Monday, the number of confirmed cases seen since mid-March totaled 318 in Fremont County; 164 in Laramie County; 140 in Uinta County; 102 in Natrona County; 95 in Teton County; 78 in Sweetwater County; 42 in Campbell; 34 in Washakie; 33 in Park; 31 in Albany; 18 in Sheridan; 16 in Converse and Johnson; 13 in Carbon; 12 in Lincoln; 11 in Big Horn; nine in Hot Springs; seven in Crook; four in Goshen; three in Sublette; two in Platte and Weston, and one in Niobrara.
The number of active cases stood at 362 on Monday, including 290 among those with confirmed coronavirus cases and 72 among those with probable cases.
The active case number reflects recoveries among 843 patients with confirmed cases and 227 patients with probable cases for a total recovery number of 1,070 since mid-March.