39 New Coronavirus Cases in Wyoming; 575 Active

The Wyoming Department of Health said the number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus went up by 39 on Wednesday for a total of 575 active cases.

Jim Angell

August 05, 20202 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

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.

With the number of new coronavirus cases and recently reported recoveries balancing each other out, the number of active cases remained at 575 on Wednesday.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said the number of people diagnosed with laboratory-confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus went up by 39 on Wednesday to total 2,923. At the same time, the number of those patients to recover during the same time period also went up by 39 to total 2,323.

The combination of numbers meant no change in the number of active cases, which was divided among 462 people with confirmed cases and 113 with probable cases.

Fremont County had 114 active cases; Laramie County had 96; Carbon County had 60; Park County had 45; Teton and Uinta counties had 43; Albany had 34; Natrona had 26; Sheridan had 24; Lincoln had 22; Sweetwater had 17; Washakie had 13; Campbell had 12; Goshen had 11; Sublette had eight; Big Horn had three, and Converse and Hot Springs had two.

Crook, Johnson, Niobrara, Platte and Weston counties continued to have 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 new laboratory-confirmed cases increased in 13 counties Wednesday: Carbon, Fremont, Goshen, Hot Springs, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta and Washakie. Park County saw the largest increase with seven new cases.

The number of probable cases increased by seven to total 499 seen since the pandemic began in mid-March. 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.

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