By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
An increase of 70 in the number of people to have recovered from coronavirus since it was first detected in the state in March helped push the number of active cases down by 34 on Tuesday.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 2,284 patients diagnosed with laboratory-confirmed or probable coronavirus cases have recovered since March, leaving the state with 575 active cases.Of the active cases, 467 were in patients with laboratory-confirmed cases and 108 were among those with probable cases.
Fremont County had 114 active cases on Tuesday; Laramie County had 103; Carbon County had 56; Teton County had 50; Uinta County had 43; Park had 38; Albany had 34; Natrona and Sheridan had 25; Sweetwater had 21; Lincoln had 20; Campbell had 13; Goshen and Washakie had nine; Sublette had eight; Big Horn and Converse had three, and Hot Springs had one.Crook, Johnson, Niobrara, Platte and Weston counties had no active cases.
The total number of confirmed cases seen since the illness was first detected in Wyoming grew by 28 on Tuesday to total 2,392, with new cases reported in Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta and Washakie counties.
The largest increases during the day were seen in Natrona, Teton and Washakie counties, which each reported four new confirmed cases.The number of probable cases increased by eight to total 492.
A probable case is one where a patient has coronavirus symptoms and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case, but has not been tested.
The department said recoveries were divided among 1,900 patients with confirmed cases and 384 with probable cases.
A recovery is defined as occurring when a patient goes for three days without a temperature and sees improvement in respiratory problems.