28 New Coronavirus Cases in Wyoming; 608 Active

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By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily

The number of people sick with the coronavirus fell by 13 to total 608 on Thursday as the number of people to recover from the illness went up by 41.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said although 28 new laboratory-confirmed and probable cases were reported on Thursday, the number of recoveries offset the gain to leave the total at 608 compared to 621 on Wednesday.

Carbon County had 130 active cases; Laramie County had 70; Albany County had 64; Fremont County had 62; Campbell had 42; Natrona and Park had 40; Sheridan had 33; Goshen had 32; Teton had 22; Uinta had 15; Washakie had 11; Lincoln and Sweetwater had 10; Big Horn and Converse had seven; Weston had five; Crook and Hot Springs had three, and Platte and Sublette had one.

Johnson and Niobrara counties had no active cases.

Those with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus made up 504 of the active cases, while 104 were among people with probable cases.

Ten counties reported 23 new confirmed cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases seen since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in March to 3,334.

New cases were reported in Albany, Big Horn, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Sublette, Teton, Uinta and Weston counties.

Albany County, where work to resume in-person classes at the University of Wyoming has been stalled by new coronavirus cases, reported seven new confirmed cases Thursday.

The number of probable cases, where individuals show coronavirus symptoms and have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case but have not been tested for the illness, went up by five Thursday to total 605 diagnosed since the pandemic began.

However 41 patients were diagnosed as having recovered from the illness on Thursday, bringing the total number of people to recover from the illness since March to 3,290.

Among those 3,290 were 2,789 people with confirmed cases and 501 with probable cases.

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