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 people sick with the coronavirus dropped by five on Tuesday.
Figures from the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily coronavirus update showed 24 new confirmed and probable cases were reported around the state on Tuesday, while the number of people to recover from the illness went up by 25.
Combined with four deaths from coronavirus reported Tuesday, the numbers indicated 619 people still have laboratory-confirmed or probable cases of the illness.
Carbon County had 130 cases; Fremont had 75; Laramie had 67; Albany had 53; Campbell and Park had 41; Goshen had 36; Natrona and Sheridan had 35; Teton had 33; Sweetwater and Uinta had 13; Lincoln and Washakie had 11; Converse had nine; Big Horn had five; Weston had four; Crook had three; Hot Springs had two, and Platte and Sublette had one.
Johnson and Niobrara counties had no active cases.The active cases were divided among 525 people with confirmed cases and 94 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.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases went up by 18 on Tuesday with new cases being reported in Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Laramie, Natrona, Park, Sheridan and Uinta counties. Laramie County saw the largest increase with four new cases.
The increase brings to 3,282 the number of confirmed cases seen since the pandemic began in mid-March.
The number of probable cases seen since mid-March increased by six Tuesday to total 584. A probable case is 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 Department of Health said of the 3,866 people infected with either confirmed or probable cases since mid-March, 3,206 have recovered, an increase of 25 from Monday. The recoveries were seen among 2,716 people with confirmed cases and 490 with probable cases.