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 people sick with the coronavirus grew to 1,435 on Thursday as the state saw a record number of new cases reported in one day.
The Wyoming Health Department, in its daily coronavirus update, said 19 counties reported 165 new laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus. The total surpassed the previous high of 162 set on Sept. 27.
In addition, the number of probable cases increased by 28 during the day. When combined with the 99 recoveries reported Thursday, the state was left with 1,435 active cases, an increase of 93 from Wednesday.
Albany County had 247 active cases; Laramie County had 181; Natrona had 167; Fremont had 159; Campbell had 100; Sheridan had 98; Lincoln had 85; Park had 58; Teton had 55; Converse had 47; Sweetwater had 44; Goshen had 36; Carbon had 34; Big Horn had 31; Platte had 19; Uinta had 18; Weston had 14; Crook had 11; Sublette had 10; Johnson and Washakie had nine, and Hot Springs had four.
Niobrara County continued to be the only county 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 new confirmed cases were reported in 19 counties, with both Albany and Fremont counties reporting 22 new cases. The increase in confirmed cases brought the number seen since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March to 6,031.
The number of probable cases, those 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, increased by 28 on Thursday to total 1,061 since the pandemic began.
The total number of people to recover from either confirmed or probable coronavirus cases stood at 5,603 on Thursday, an increase of 99 from Wednesday.