120 New Coronavirus Cases in Wyoming; 891 Active

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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.

By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily

Every county in Wyoming now has at least one active coronavirus case after counties around the state reported 120 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday.

The Wyoming Department of Health said 18 counties reported new cases, including Niobrara County, which reported one new confirmed case Thursday, stopping its run of several weeks of being free of active cases.

The increase pushed the number of active cases in the state to 891, an increase of 49 over Wednesday’s figures.

Albany County had 196 active cases; Natrona had 123; Fremont had 74; Sheridan had 72; Laramie had 64; Campbell had 58; Teton had 42; Lincoln had 41; Converse had 39; Park and Uinta had 31; Carbon had 27; Sublette had 25; Goshen had 21; Crook had 12; Platte had 11; Sweetwater had nine; Johnson and Weston had five; Hot Springs had two, and Big Horn, Niobrara and Weston counties had one.

The active cases included 741 people with laboratory-confirmed cases and 150 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 laboratory-confirmed cases went up by double digits in Albany County (31), Natrona County (22) and Teton County (12).

Other counties with increases were Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Fremont, Goshen, Laramie, Lincoln, Niobrara, Park, Platte, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater, Uinta and Weston.

The increase brought the total number of confirmed cases seen since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March to 4,488.

The number of probable cases increased by 16 Thursday to total 817 seen since the pandemic began. A probable case is defined as one where a patient has coronavirus symptoms and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case, but has not been tested for the illness.

Recoveries have been recorded in 4,364 of the 5,305 people diagnosed with confirmed or probable cases, the Health Department said, an increase of 87 recoveries over Wednesday’s numbers.

The recoveries were seen among 3,697 people with confirmed cases and 667 with probable cases.

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