Wyoming Reports 582 Active Cases Monday As 45 New Cases Surface

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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.

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By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily

Thirteen counties reported new laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus Monday, pushing the number of active cases in the state up to 582.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 43 new laboratory-confirmed and two new probable cases were reported across the state, offsetting the 32 recoveries recorded during the day.

New confirmed cases were seen in Campbell, Carbon, Fremont, Hot Springs, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta and Weston cases. Teton County saw the biggest increase in confirmed cases at 13.The new cases raised the number of active cases in the state by 13 to total 582.

Those cases included 481 laboratory-confirmed cases and 101 probable cases.

Laramie County continued to have the highest number of active cases at 109; Fremont County had 90; Teton County had 75; Carbon and Sweetwater had 45; Uinta had 39; Lincoln had 36; Park had 34; Natrona had 29; Albany had 28; Campbell had 16; Sublette had 14; Sheridan had six; Big Horn, Hot Springs and Washakie had four, and Converse, Goshen, Platte and Weston had one. Crook, Johnson and Niobrara 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.

With 43 new confirmed cases, the state has seen a total of 2,072 laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus since the disease was first identified in Wyoming in mid-March.

The two new probable cases bring to 448 the number seen since the pandemic began. A probable case is identified as one where a patient has coronavirus symptoms and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case, but has not been tested.

Among the total of 2,520 coronavirus cases seen since mid-March, 1,915 patients have recovered, according to Department of Health information, including 1,568 with confirmed cases and 347 with probable cases.

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