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 active coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by eight on Thursday as 13 counties reported new laboratory-confirmed cases of the illness.
Wyoming Department of Health figures in its daily coronavirus update showed the state had 490 active coronavirus cases on Thursday, compared to 482 on Wednesday.
The increase from Wednesday’s total was caused by an increase of 27 in laboratory-confirmed cases and six in probable cases.
As of Thursday, Fremont County had 80 active cases; Laramie County had 75; Carbon had 69 cases; Park had 43; Washakie had 32; Albany and Campbell had 27; Uinta had 26; Teton had 25; Goshen had 20; Natrona had 19; Sweetwater had 17; Sheridan had 12; Lincoln had seven; Hot Springs had four; Johnson had three; Converse had two, and Platte and Sublette counties had one case.
Big Horn, Crook, Niobrara and Weston 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 total number of laboratory-confirmed cases reported in the state since the virus was first detected in Wyoming in March totaled 2,627 on Thursday, while the number of probable cases reported during the same time was set at 492.
New confirmed cases were reported in Albany, Campbell, Converse, Goshen, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Platte, Sweetwater, Teton and Washakie counties. Campbell County saw the largest increase with six new confirmed cases.
Of the total of 3,119 people infected with the virus since March, 2,601 have recovered, an increase of 24 since Wednesday. The recoveries included 2,187 among those with laboratory-confirmed cases and 414 among those with probable cases.
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 for the disease.