37 New Coronavirus Cases in Wyoming; 646 Active

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said new cases were reported in 15 counties.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

August 23, 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.

646 Active Coronavirus Cases In Wyoming With 37 New Cases

The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew to 646 on Sunday with the reporting of 37 new laboratory-confirmed cases.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said new cases were reported in 15 counties.

The increase in laboratory confirmed cases, combined with an increase of 19 in the number of people to recover from the illness since it was first detected in Wyoming in March, added 19 to the number of active cases in the state.

Carbon County had 133 cases; Fremont County had 121; Laramie had 70; Albany had 53; Park had 39; Teton had 36; Sheridan had 34; Natrona had 32; Campbell had 26; Goshen, Sweetwater and Washakie had 21; Sublette had eight; Hot Springs and Lincoln had six; Converse and Weston had five; Uinta had four; Crook had three, and Johnson and Platte had one.

Big Horn and Niobrara counties had no active cases as of Sunday.

According to Health Department figures, 565 active cases involved those with laboratory-confirmed cases and 81 with probable 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.

With 37 new confirmed cases reported Saturday, the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases seen since the pandemic began increased to 3,046.

The counties reporting new cases Sunday were Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Fremont, Goshen, Hot Springs, Laramie, Natrona, Park, Sheridan, Sublette, Teton, Washakie and Weston. Teton County the largest increase with eight new cases.

The recoveries reported Sunday brought the number of people to recover from coronavirus since mid-March to 2,896, including 2,444 patients with confirmed cases and 452 with probable cases.

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