19 new confirmed coronavirus cases were reported in seven counties on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases seen since the illness was first diagnosed in the state to 1,203.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 19 new cases were reported in Fremont, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Platte and Teton counties.
The increase marks the eleventh consecutive day of double-digit increases in confirmed case numbers. Dr. Alexia Harrist, the state’s public health officer, said during a news conference Wednesday that the increase could not be tracked to any one event.
“It is really a combination of factors,” she said. “I will say that gatherings at bars and restaurants is one of those factors. Keeping social distancing in those environments remains critical.”
Since the coronavirus was first reported in Wyoming, Fremont County has seen 319 cases; Laramie County had 175 cases; Uinta County had 140 cases; Natrona County had 105 cases; Teton County had 98 cases; Sweetwater had 80; Park had 49; Campbell had 43; Washakie had 34; Albany had 31; Lincoln and Sheridan had 19; Big Horn had 17; Converse and Johnson had 16; Carbon had 13; Hot Springs had nine; Crook had seven; Goshen had four; Platte and Sublette had three; Weston had two, and Niobrara had one.
The Department of Health’s total case figures account for all cases seen since the illness was first detected in Wyoming. They do not take into account the recoveries.
The number of probable cases in Wyoming since the pandemic began was set at 311 on Wednesday. A probable case is one where a patient shows symptoms of coronavirus and has been in contact with a person with a confirmed case, but has not been tested.
Of the total of 1,514 patients seen since the coronavirus was first detected, 1,119 have recovered, the Health Department said, including 877 patients with confirmed cases and 242 with probable cases.
The number of active cases in the state, meanwhile, was set at 377 on Wednesday. They included 308 patients with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases and 69 with probable cases.