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 topped 700 for the first time Sunday as the Wyoming Department of Health reported 91 new cases around the state.
The department, in its daily coronavirus update, said 85 new laboratory-confirmed and six new probable cases boosted the number of active cases in the state to 711, an increase of 72 over Saturday’s figures.
Albany county had 150 active cases; Natrona County had 105; Sheridan had 59; Laramie had 56; Fremont had 54; Converse had 41; Teton had 33; Campbell had 31; Lincoln, Park and Uinta had 25; Carbon had 23; Sublette had 18; Crook had 17; Goshen had 16; Platte had 10; Hot Springs had eight; Sweetwater had six; Washakie had five; Johnson had two, and Big Horn and Weston had one.
According to Department of Health figures, active cases were found in 590 patients with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus and 121 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 department said 16 counties reported 85 new laboratory-confirmed cases Sunday, with Albany County reporting the most at 29. Other counties with new confirmed cases were Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Fremont, Goshen, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Platte, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton and Uinta.
The increase brought the total number of confirmed cases seen since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March to 4,124.
The number of patients with probable cases, those where patients have coronavirus symptoms and have been in contact with people with a confirmed case but have not been tested for the illness, went up by six on Sunday to total 747 since the pandemic began.
Of the 4,871 people diagnosed with either confirmed or probable cases since mid-March, 4,111 people have recovered, the department said, an increase of 19 from Saturday.
The recoveries have been seen among 3,485 people with laboratory-confirmed cases and 626 people with probable cases.