By Jim Angell
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 people sick with the coronavirus increased by 14 Sunday as 12 counties reported new cases.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 39 new laboratory-confirmed cases were recorded Sunday, exceeding the dozen recoveries reported on the same day.
The combined numbers gave Wyoming an active case count of 574, an increase of 14 from Saturday.
Albany County had 77 active cases; Carbon had 74; Laramie had 71; Fremont had 56; Natrona and Sheridan had 47; Park had 37; Campbell and Goshen had 29; Teton had 26; Uinta had 19; Washakie had 13; Sweetwater had 11; Big Horn and Lincoln had nine; Converse had eight; Weston had four; Crook had three; Hot Springs and Sublette had two, and Platte had one.
Johnson and Niobrara had no active cases.
According to Department of Health figures, the number of active cases included 465 people with confirmed cases and 109 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 seen since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in March went up to 3,425 on Sunday, an increase of 39 from Saturday. New cases were reported in Albany, Big Horn, Fremont, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta and Washakie counties. Albany County saw the largest increase in cases with nine.
The number of probable cases seen since the pandemic began, meanwhile, declined by 13 to total 607. The Health Department has said it periodically reviews diagnoses of probable coronavirus cases and removes those from the count that did not meet the threshold to be considered coronavirus cases.
Of the 4,032 people to be infected since March, 3,416 have recovered, according to the Health Department, including 2,918 people with confirmed cases and 498 with probable cases.