By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming fell slightly to total 419 on Tuesday as the daily number of recoveries outpaced the number of new cases seen.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 29 new confirmed cases were reported in 10 counties on Tuesday, while the total number of recoveries among those with both confirmed cases and probable cases grew by 40.
As a result, the number of active cases dropped by four from Monday to total 419, including 349 patients with laboratory-confirmed cases and 70 with probable cases.
The Wyoming Department of Health said new confirmed cases were reported Tuesday in Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Laramie, Lincoln, Park, Sweetwater, Teton and Washakie counties. Sweetwater had the highest number of new cases, nine.
The additions brought the total number of cases seen since the illness was first detected in the state in March to 1,378.
As of Tuesday, Fremont County had 328 cases; Laramie County had 194; Uinta County had 152; Natrona County had 130; Teton had 114; Sweetwater had 112; Park had 63; Campbell had 62; Albany had 39; Washakie had 35; Lincoln had 32; Big Horn had 20; Sheridan had 19; Carbon, Converse and Johnson had 16; Hot Springs had nine; Crook had seven; Goshen had six; Platte and Sublette had three, and Niobrara and Weston had one.
The Health Department’s total number of confirmed cases tallies all cases seen since the pandemic began in mid-March. It does not take into consideration recoveries or deaths attributed to coronavirus.
The number of those patients to recover since the pandemic began was set at 1,274 on Tuesday, including 1,011 patients with laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus and 263 with probable cases.
The Department of Health defines a recovery as occurring when a patient has gone for 72 hours without a fever — without using fever-reducing medicine — and has seen improvements in any respiratory problems.
The number of probable cases seen since the pandemic began was 333 on Monday. A probable case is defined as one where a patient has coronavirus symptoms and has been in contact with someone with a known case, but has not been tested.