By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Another day of a near-record increase in the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming pushed the total number of active cases seen in the state to 2,717.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 235 new confirmed cases were reported Wednesday, the third-highest single-day increase seen since the pandemic began in mid-March.
The increase, along with reports of 87 new probable cases, pushed the number of active cases up by 196 to total 2,717.Albany County had 431 cases; Laramie County had 411; Natrona had 372; Fremont had 256; Campbell had 233; Sheridan had 191; Park had 186; Lincoln had 88; Converse had 77; Platte had 57; Big Horn had 53; Weston had 47; Carbon had 46; Sweetwater had 45; Goshen had 43; Teton had 37; Uinta had 36; Crook had 33; Washakie had 26; Johnson had 22; Sublette had 19; 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.
Of the 20 counties reporting increases in confirmed cases, Fremont County saw the largest increase at 43 cases. Laramie County reported 32 new cases.
The growth in confirmed cases brought the total seen since the first case was detected in Wyoming in mid-March to 8,305.
The number of probable cases totaled 1,543 Wednesday with the reporting of 87 new cases. The number of people to have recovered from confirmed or probable cases totaled 7,070 on Wednesday with new reports of 126 recoveries.