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
Thirteen Wyoming counties reported new laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus on Wednesday to push the number of active cases in the state up by two.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said the number of laboratory-confirmed cases went up by 29 on Wednesday, while the number of probable cases went up by 16.
The increases offset the 43 coronavirus recoveries reported Wednesday and pushed the number of people still sick with the illness up by two to total 621.
Carbon County had 130 active cases; Fremont had 70; Laramie had 68; Albany had 55; Campbell had 43; Park had 42; Natrona had 38; Sheridan had 36; Goshen had 33; Teton had 30; Uinta had 15; Sweetwater and Washakie had 12; Converse had 10; Lincoln had nine; Big Horn had six; Weston had four; Crook and Hot Springs had three, and Platte and Sublette had one. There were no active cases in Johnson and Niobrara counties.
Health Department figures showed the active cases were found in 515 people with confirmed cases and 106 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 cases in the state increased by 29 on Wednesday to total 3,311 since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in March.
Counties reporting new cases were Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Fremont, Hot Springs, Laramie, Natrona, Park, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta and Washakie. Campbell, Fremont and Laramie counties saw the largest gain in new cases at four each.
The number of probable cases, where a patient has coronavirus symptoms and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case but has not been tested for the illness, went up by 16 on Wednesday to total 600 since the pandemic began.
Of the 3,911 people infected since March, 3,249 had recovered as of Wednesday, the Health Department said. Recoveries were seen among 2,755 people with confirmed coronavirus cases and 494 with probable cases.