By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming went up by 13 on Monday as the number of recoveries offset the number of new cases.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 114 new confirmed cases were reported in 20 counties on Monday, along with 11 new probable cases.
At the same time, however, the number of recoveries seen since the pandemic reached Wyoming grew by 112.
The end result was the state has 1,304 people still sick with the coronavirus.
Albany County had 265 active cases; Natrona had 169; Laramie had 134; Fremont had 117; Campbell had 91; Sheridan had 78; Lincoln had 74; Park had 58; Teton had 52; Converse had 44; Goshen had 35; Sweetwater had 31; Carbon had 29; Big Horn had 25; Sublette had 22; Platte had 20; Uinta had 18; Weston had 16; Washakie had nine; Crook had eight; Johnson had seven, and Hot Springs and Niobrara had one.
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 all but three of the state’s counties reported new laboratory-confirmed cases Monday, with Albany County recording the largest case number increase at 22.
Only Crook, Hot Springs and Johnson had no new cases.
As of Monday, the number of laboratory-confirmed cases seen since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March was set at 5,660.The number of probable cases increased by 11 Monday to total 969 since the pandemic began.
At the same time, the number of people to have recovered from both confirmed and probable cases since mid-March went up by 112 on Monday to total 5,272.