Record 251 New Coronavirus Cases Reported In Wyoming on Monday; 2,458 Active

The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming hit 2,458 after a record number of cases (251) were reported on Monday.

Jim Angell

October 19, 20202 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

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 topped 2,400 on Monday as a record number of new confirmed cases was reported.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 251 new confirmed cases were reported Monday. Just days ago, on Friday, the previous record of 248 was set.

At the same time, the number of people hospitalized for treatment of the virus went up to 67, also a record since the beginning of the pandemic in March.

The number of new confirmed cases, combined with 35 new probable cases and new reports of 169 recoveries, left the state with 2,458 active cases, an increase of 117 from Sunday.

Albany County had 425 active cases; Laramie County had 360; Natrona County had 353; Campbell had 207; Fremont had 198; Sheridan had 162; Park had 154; Lincoln had 91; Big Horn had 76; Converse had 62; Weston had 44; Goshen had 43; Carbon had 41; Sweetwater and Teton had 39; Platte had 37; Uinta had 33; Crook had 32; Johnson had 22; Washakie had 20; Sublette had 13; Hot Springs had six, 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.

Increases in confirmed cases were seen in all but two counties, Niobrara and Johnson. Natrona County had the highest number of new cases at 51 and Laramie County reported 50.

The increase brought the total number of confirmed cases seen since the pandemic began to 7,924.

The number of probable cases seen since mid-March went up to 1,387 on Monday with the reporting of 35 new cases. A probable cases is one where the 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 169 brought to 6,796 the number of people to recover from confirmed or probable coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.

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