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 total number of confirmed coronavirus cases seen in Wyoming since the illness was first detected in the state in March increased by 59 on Wednesday to push the number of active cases up by 40.
Wyoming Department of Health figures in its daily coronavirus updates showed 16 counties reported new laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday to bring the number of active cases in the state to 610.
As of Wednesday, Carbon County had 132 active cases; Fremont County had 115; Laramie County had 70; Albany County had 37; Park had 35; Sheridan and Teton had 31; Campbell, Sweetwater and Washakie had 28; Natrona had 20; Goshen had 18; Uinta had 10; Lincoln and Weston had five; Johnson had four; Converse, Crook and Hot Springs had three; Sublette had two, and Big Horn and Platte had one.
Niobrara County remained 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 of 59 in laboratory-confirmed cases reported Wednesday brought the total number of confirmed cases seen since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in March to 2,909.
Increases in confirmed cases were seen in Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Goshen, Laramie, Natrona, Park, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta and Washakie counties.
Fremont County had the largest case growth at 14.
The number of probable cases seen since the pandemic began grew by eight Wednesday to total 521.
Of the 3,391 people diagnosed with laboratory-confirmed or probable coronavirus cases since March, 2,786 have recovered, including 2,349 with confirmed cases and 437 with probable cases. That total was an increase of 27 over Tuesday’s numbers.