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 confirmed coronavirus cases seen in Wyoming since the first case was diagnosed in mid-March topped the 8,000 mark Tuesday.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said the number of confirmed cases increased by 146 on Tuesday, bringing the total seen since the pandemic began to 8,070.
At the same time, 69 new probable cases were report, along with 148 recoveries from confirmed or probable cases, leaving the state with 2,521 active cases.
Albany County had 435 active cases; Laramie County had 381; Natrona County had 352; Fremont had 213; Campbell had 199; Park had 169; Sheridan had 160; Lincoln had 94; Converse had 65; Big Horn had 58; Platte had 49; Weston had 46; Teton had 44; Sweetwater had 43; Goshen had 42; Carbon had 39; Uinta had 33; Crook had 31; Washakie had 23; Johnson had 21; Sublette had 16; Hot Springs had six, and Niobrara had two.
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.
New confirmed cases were reported in 19 counties, with Laramie County seeing the highest number of new cases at 30.
The increase of 69 probable cases brought the total number of such cases seen since mid-March to 1,456. A probable case is one where a patient has coronavirus symptoms and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case, but has not been tested for the disease.
The growth in recoveries brings the number of people to recover from confirmed or probable cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began to 6,944.