Wyoming Sees 47 New Coronavirus Cases Tuesday, Recoveries Up By 50

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Editor’s Note: This is a map of the active coronavirus cases in each county across Wyoming. The number of active cases is determined by subtracting the total number of recoveries seen since the illness first reached Wyoming in mid-March from the total number of confirmed and probable cases diagnosed during the same time period and taking into account deaths related to the disease.

By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily

The number of new laboratory-confirmed and probable coronavirus cases in Wyoming increased by 47 on Tuesday, but recoveries from the illness seen since it was first diagnosed in the state in mid-March grew by 50.

As a result, the number of active cases in the state fell by three to total 469.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 11 counties reported 36 new confirmed cases on Tuesday to bring the total number of confirmed cases seen since mid-March to 1,581. 

The department said new confirmed cases were reported in 11 counties Tuesday: Albany, Crook, Fremont, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Sweetwater, Teton and Uinta. Laramie County had the largest increase with 15 new cases.As of Tuesday, the total number of cases seen since the pandemic began stood at 349 in Fremont County; 236 in Laramie County; 168 in Laramie County; 145 in Natrona and Sweetwater counties; 132 in Teton County; 76 in Park County; 71 in Campbell County; 45 in Albany County; 38 in Washakie County; 36 in Lincoln County; 26 in Big Horn; 25 in Sheridan; 18 in Johnson; 17 in Converse; 16 in Carbon; nine in Hot Springs; eight in Crook and Goshen; six in Sublette; three in Platte and Weston, and one in Niobrara.

The number of active cases on Tuesday stood at 469, with Laramie County having the highest number, 91.

Fremont County had 73 active cases; Natrona County had 57; Sweetwater County had 41; Park County had 40; Uinta County had 29; Teton had 27; Campbell had 26; Albany had 20; Big Horn had 18; Lincoln had 13; Sheridan had 12; Carbon had eight; Washakie had three; Converse, Goshen, Johnson, Sublette and Weston had two, and Crook had one.

Hot Springs, Niobrara and Platte counties had no active cases.

Active cases are determined by adding the total confirmed and probable coronavirus cases diagnosed since the illness first surfaced in Wyoming on March 12, subtracting the number of recoveries during the same period among patients with both confirmed and probable cases and taking into account the number of deaths attributed to the illness.

The number of recoveries reported in the state grew by 50 on Tuesday to total 1,462, including 1,176 among patients with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases and 286 among those with probable cases.

A probable case is defined as one where the patient has symptoms of coronavirus and has been in contact with someone with confirmed case but has not been tested for the illness.

The Health Department said as of Tuesday, 370 probable cases of coronavirus had been seen since mid-March.

There have been 22 deaths among Wyoming residents attributed to the coronavirus. However, two of those patients were living in Colorado at the time they were diagnosed with the illness and they were not counted as confirmed cases in Wyoming.

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