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.
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming continued to yo-yo on Sunday, increasing by 16 after dropping by nine the day before.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 36 new laboratory-confirmed and probable cases were reported Sunday, pushing the number of active cases up to 647. The number of active cases stood at 631 on Saturday.
Carbon County had 129 active cases; Fremont County had 90; Laramie had 75; Albany had 48; Natrona and Sheridan had 43; Campbell had 38; Goshen and Park had 37; Teton had 33; Sweetwater had 14; Uinta and Washakie had 12; Converse and Lincoln had nine; Weston had five; Crook had four; Big Horn had three; Hot Springs had two, and Johnson, Niobrara, Platte and Sublette counties had one.
Among the people still sick with coronavirus, 550 had laboratory-confirmed cases and 97 had 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.
The number of laboratory-confirmed cases increased by 35 on Sunday to total 3,245 since the disease was first detected in Wyoming in March. Fourteen counties reported new cases: Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Converse, Fremont, Goshen, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Teton and Uinta. The largest increase was in Laramie County with six new cases.
The number of probable cases, those where a patient has coronavirus symptom and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case but has not been tested for the disease, went up by one to total 575 since the pandemic began.
Of the 3,820 people infected with coronavirus since mid-March, 3,136 have recovered, according to the Wyoming Department of Health, including 2,658 people with confirmed cases and 478 with probable cases.