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 people sick with the coronavirus increased by 21 on Sunday to bring the number of active cases in the state to 536.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 49 new confirmed and probable cases were reported Sunday, offsetting the 28 recoveries recorded to leave the state with 536 active cases.
Natrona County had 78 active cases; Albany had 74; Laramie had 70; Fremont had 54; Sheridan had 47; Teton had 32; Carbon had 28; Park had 27; Campbell had 23; Converse had 21; Goshen had 18; Lincoln had 11; Crook and Sweetwater had 10; Uinta had eight; Sublette had seven; Sublette had five; Washakie had four; Big Horn had three, and Hot Springs, Johnson and Platte had two.
Niobrara County remained the only county in the state without an active case.
Active cases were found among 426 people with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus and 110 people 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 Health Department said on Sunday, 13 counties reported 44 new confirmed cases: Albany, Campbell, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Platte, Sheridan, Sublette, Teton and Uinta. Albany County had the highest number of new confirmed cases at 14.
The increase brings the total number of confirmed cases seen since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March to 3,679.
The number of probable cases, those where patients have coronavirus symptoms and have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case but have not been tested for the illness, increased by five Sunday to total 667 since the virus was first detected in Wyoming.
Of the 4,346 people infected since the pandemic began, 3,768 have recovered, the Health Department said, including 3,211 people with confirmed cases and 557 people with probable cases.