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 active coronavirus cases in Wyoming increased by 36 Tuesday despite the reporting of 123 recoveries from the illness.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 112 new laboratory-confirmed cases and 50 new probable cases were reported Tuesday, exceeding the recoveries reported during the day.
The number left the state with 1,726 active coronavirus cases, an increase of 36 from Monday.
Albany County had 278 active cases; Laramie County had 268; Natrona had 183; Fremont had 168; Sheridan had 134; Campbell had 126; Park had 107; Lincoln had 89; teton had 54; Big Horn had 49; Sweetwater had 43; Converse had 42; Goshen had 38; Carbon had 33; Platte had 26; Crook and Uinta each had 17; Weston had 16; Johnson had 14; Washakie had 12; Sublette had nine, and Hot Springs had three.
Niobrara County continued to be the only county in the state without any active coronavirus 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 112 new laboratory-confirmed cases came from 19 counties, with Albany and Natrona counties reporting the most new cases at 16.
The new cases brought the total seen since the first coronavirus case was detected in Wyoming in March to 6,740.
The number of probable cases increased by 50 to total 1,224 since March.
Of the 7,964 people diagnosed with confirmed or probable cases of the virus since the pandemic began, 6,181 have recovered, the Health Department said, an increase of 123 from Tuesday.
The number of people hospitalized for treatment of the virus fell by five to total 46 Tuesday, with patients being treated at 13 hospitals. The Wyoming Medical Center in Casper had the highest number of patients at 14.