70 New Coronavirus Cases in Wyoming; 1,177 Active

Wyoming began October with 70 new active coronavirus cases Thursday as the number of confirmed cases went up by 124.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

October 01, 20202 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

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.

Wyoming began October with 70 new active coronavirus cases Thursday as the number of confirmed cases went up by 124.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 17 counties reported new confirmed cases Thursday. Another 11 new probable cases were also reported.

The increase, combined with 62 recoveries on Thursday, left the state with 1,177 people sick with coronavirus, an increase of 70 from Wednesday.

Albany County had 211 active cases; Natrona had 186; Laramie had 95; Fremont had 93; Campbell had 92; Teton had 82; Lincoln had 72; Sheridan had 63; Park had 54; Converse had 43; Sublette had 33; Goshen had 31; Carbon had 23; Platte had 16; Crook and Weston had 14; Johnson had 13; Big Horn, Sweetwater and Uinta had 12; Washakie had four, and Hot Springs had two.

Niobrara County remained the only county in the state with no active cases.

The active cases were divided among 1,008 people with laboratory-confirmed cases and 169 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.

New confirmed cases were reported in Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Fremont, Goshen, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Platte, Sheridan, Sublette, Sweetwater and Teton counties. Natrona County had the highest number of new cases at 21, while Campbell County reported 17.

The number of probable cases seen in Wyoming since the illness was first diagnosed in the state went up by 11 on Thursday to total 913.

The Health Department said 62 people were listed as having recovered from the illness on Thursday, meaning of the 6,083 people infected since mid-March, 4,853 have recovered.

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