737 Active Coronavirus Record Sets Another Wyoming Record

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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 active coronavirus cases in Wyoming increased again Tuesday to stand at 737, the third consecutive day of record-setting numbers for active cases.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 72 new laboratory-confirmed and probable cases were reported Tuesday, along with 58 recoveries.

The numbers left the state with 14 more active coronavirus cases, boosting the total active case number to 737 and marking the third consecutive day of record-breaking totals.

Albany County had 168 active cases; Natrona had 99; Fremont had 64; Sheridan had 63; Laramie had 54; Converse had 42; Campbell had 36; Teton had 32; Park and Uinta had 28; Lincoln had 25; Carbon had 22; Goshen had 19; Sublette had 18; Crook had 12; Platte had seven; Sweetwater had six; Washakie and Weston had four; Hot Springs had three; Johnson had two, and Big Horn had one.

Niobrara County continued to have no active cases.

The active cases were reported among 598 people with confirmed cases and 139 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 active cases were pushed up in part by 42 new confirmed cases reported in Albany, Campbell, Converse, Crook, Fremont, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Platte, Sheridan, Sublette, Teton, Uinta and Weston counties. Sublette County saw the largest increase in cases at seven.

As of Tuesday, the total number of confirmed cases seen since the illness was first reported in Wyoming stood at 4,231.

The number of probable cases, where patients have coronavirus symptoms and have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case but have not been tested for the illness, went up by 30 on Tuesday to total 785 since the pandemic began.

Out of the 5,016 people to have either a confirmed case of coronavirus or a probable case since mid-March, 4,230 have recovered, according to the Health Department. Of those recoveries, 3,584 were seen among people with confirmed cases and 646 were seen in people with probable cases.

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