By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
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.
Eight Wyoming counties reported a decline in active coronavirus cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of active cases to 566, a decline of nine from Wednesday.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said recoveries among those with laboratory-confirmed and probable cases grew by 43 on Thursday to push the number of active cases down for the third time this week.
As of Thursday, Fremont County had 115 active cases; Laramie County had 94; Carbon County had 61; Park and Uinta counties had 44; Teton had 43; Albany had 33; Natrona had 22; Sheridan had 21; Sweetwater had 15; Washakie had 14; Goshen had 12; Campbell had 11; Sublette had six; Big Horn had three; Converse and Hot Springs had two, and Johnson had one.
Crook, Niobrara, Platte and Weston counties had no active cases.
Declines in active cases were reported in Albany, Campbell, Laramie, Natrona, Park, Sheridan, Sublette and Sweetwater counties.
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 43 recoveries reported Thursday brought the total number of people to recover from the illness since March to 2,366, including 1,969 with laboratory-confirmed cases and 397 with probable cases.
The recoveries offset the 25 new confirmed and 10 new probable cases reported across the state, which bought the total number of people infected since the pandemic began in March to 2,958, including 2,449 with laboratory-confirmed cases and 509 with probable cases.
The new confirmed cases were reported in 10 counties: Fremont, Goshen, Laramie, Lincoln, Park, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta and Washakie.
Park County saw the biggest increase with five new confirmed cases.