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’s active coronavirus case count continued moving up Sunday as every county but three reported new confirmed cases.
Figures from the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily coronavirus update showed the number of active coronavirus cases was 1,291 on Sunday, an increase of 62 over Saturday’s figures.
The increase is due to the reporting of 131 new confirmed cases in 20 counties, along with eight new probable cases and 77 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
Albany County had 264 active cases; Natrona had 171; Laramie had 120; Fremont had 118; Campbell had 101; Lincoln and Sheridan had 75; Teton had 61; Park had 56; Converse had 44; Goshen had 31; Sweetwater had 30; Sublette had 27; Carbon had 26; Big Horn had 22; Platte had 17; Uinta and Weston had 14; Crook had 10; Johnson and Washakie had seven, and Hot Springs had one.
Niobrara County remained the only one in the state with no active 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’s figures showed only Hot Springs, Johnson and Niobrara counties reported no new confirmed cases Sunday. The state’s other 20 counties reported 131 new confirmed cases, with Albany County continuing to see the highest number at 28.
The growth in confirmed cases pushed the number diagnosed since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March to 5,546.
The number of probable cases increased by eight Sunday to total 958 since the pandemic began. A probable case is 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.
The increase in recoveries by 77 Sunday brought the total number of people to recover from the illness since mid-March to 5,160.