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.
A record number of new confirmed coronavirus cases reported around the state drove the number of active cases beyond 2,100 on Friday.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 248 new confirmed cases were reported around the state Friday, while 42 new probable cases were reported.
The increase in new cases is the highest recorded in a single day since the start of the pandemic. The previous high number was 195, seen on Oct. 9.
Meanwhile, the number of recoveries reported since the first coronavirus case was diagnosed in mid-March increased by 134.
The numbers left the state with 2,114 active cases, an increase of 156 over Thursday.
As of Friday, Albany County had 358 active cases; Laramie County had 331; Natrona County had 271; Fremont County had 177; Campbell had 149; Park had 146; Sheridan had 143; Lincoln had 94; Converse had 56; Big Horn had 51; Teton had 48; Carbon had 45; Goshen had 42; Sweetwater had 33; Platte had 32; Weston had 31; Crook had 30; Johnson and Uinta had 23; Washakie had 18; Sublette had 10; Hot Springs had two, 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.
Albany County reported the highest number of new confirmed cases, 50, among the 19 counties reporting new cases. Natrona County reported 49 new confirmed cases.
The increase brought the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases seen since mid-March to 7,337.
The number of probable cases seen since the pandemic began increased by 42 Friday to total 1,328.
Of the 8,665 people diagnosed with confirmed or probable cases, 6,494 have recovered, the Health Department said, an increase of 134 over Thursday’s numbers.