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 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases seen in Wyoming since the virus reached the state in March grew by 24 on Wednesday, but recoveries seen during the same period increased by 44, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
The department, in its daily coronavirus update, said nine counties reported new confirmed cases, while 10 new probable cases were also reported.
However, with a gain of 44 in recoveries, the number of active coronavirus cases in the state fell by 10 on Wednesday to total 459.
The department said new confirmed cases were reported in Albany, Campbell, Fremont, Laramie, Natrona, Park, Sheridan, Sweetwater and Teton counties. The largest increase was seen in Fremont County at seven.
As of Tuesday, Fremont County had seen a total of 356 confirmed cases since the pandemic began; Laramie County had 239; Uinta County had 168; Natrona and Sweetwater counties had 146; Teton County had 137; Park had 77; Campbell County had 74; Albany had 46; Washakie had 38; Lincoln had 36; Sheridan County had 27; Big Horn had 26; Johnson had 18; Converse had 17; Carbon had 16; Hot Springs had nine; Crook and Goshen had eight; Sublette had six; Platte and Weston had three, and Niobrara had 1.
The number of active cases on Wednesday stood at 459, with Laramie County having the highest number, 90.Fremont County had 83 active cases; Natrona County had 57; Park had 39; Sweetwater had 36; Uinta had 29; Campbell had 23; Albany had 21; Teton had 20; Big Horn had 18; Sheridan had 11; Lincoln had 10; 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 people to have recovered from the virus since mid-March was set at 1,506 Wednesday, including 1,211 recoveries among those with confirmed cases and 295 among those with probable cases.
A recovery is defined as occurring when a patient has no temperature for three days and has seen improvement in respiratory problems.
A probable case is defined as one where the patient has coronavirus symptoms and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case, but has not been tested for the illness. The Department of Health said that as of Wednesday, 295 probable cases had been reported 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.