By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
New confirmed coronavirus cases were detected in nine counties on Tuesday, pushing the total number of confirmed cases seen since the illness was first detected in Wyoming to 1,184.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said a total of 33 new cases were reported in Big Horn, Campbell, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Sheridan, Sweetwater and Teton counties.
Park County’s total increased by 11 on Tuesday to total 44.
The Health Department’s total case numbers reflect all cases detected since the pandemic reached Wyoming and do not take into account the patients who have recovered.
As of Tuesday, Fremont County had recorded 316 confirmed cases since the pandemic began; Laramie County had 168; Uinta County had 140; Natrona County had 103; Teton County had 97; Sweetwater County had 81; Park had 44; Campbell had 43; Washakie had 34; Albany had 31; Sheridan had 19; Lincoln had 18; Big Horn had 17; Converse and Johnson had 16; Carbon had 13; Hot Springs had nine; Crook had seven; Goshen had four; Sublette had three; Platte and Weston had two, and Niobrara had one.
The state also recorded 27 recoveries during the day, bringing the total number of recoveries among patients with laboratory confirmed coronavirus cases to 860 and the total number of recoveries among patients with probable cases to 237.
A probable case is defined as one where the patient shows symptoms of coronavirus and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case, but has not been tested for the illness. As of Tuesday, the number of probable case seen since mid-March was 303.
The numbers brought the number of active coronavirus cases in the state to 372, including 306 patients with confirmed cases and 66 with probable cases.