By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Sixty recoveries reported Tuesday among coronavirus patients pushed the number of active COVID-19 cases in the state down to 570.
Wyoming Department of Health figures released with the department’s daily coronavirus update indicated the number of active cases in the state fell by 33 on Tuesday as the recoveries seen among coronavirus patients since the illness first surfaced in the state in March grew to 2,759.
The active cases were found among 489 people with confirmed cases and 81 with probable cases.
Carbon County had 123 active cases as of Tuesday; Fremont County had 105; Laramie County had 66; Albany had 37; Teton had 34; Park had 32; Washakie had 31; Campbell had 26; Sweetwater had 22; Sheridan had 21; Natrona had 20; Goshen had 18; Uinta had nine; Weston had seven; Lincoln had six; Johnson had four; Hot Springs had three; Converse had two, and Big Horn, Crook, Platte and Sublette had one case each.
Niobrara was the only county in the state without an active case.
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 growth in recoveries brought the total number of patients to recover from the illness since March to 2,327 with confirmed cases and 432 among those with probable cases.
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.
The number people diagnosed with a confirmed or probable case of coronavirus since the pandemic began increased by 32 on Tuesday, including 21 new confirmed cases in 15 counties and 11 new probable cases. The increase boosted the total number of cases seen since mid-March to 3,363.
New confirmed cases were seen in Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Fremont, Johnson, Laramie, Natrona, Park, Platte, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta, Washakie and Weston counties. The largest growth in cases was seen in Sheridan County, with three new confirmed cases.