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.
Wyoming saw its number of active coronavirus cases rise for the 22nd consecutive day Wednesday to total 3,964.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said the state received reports of 253 new confirmed cases around the state and 87 new probable cases.
When combined with new reports of 199 recoveries, the numbers left the state with 3,964 active cases, an increase of 141 from Tuesday.
Albany County had 665 active cases; Laramie County had 583; Natrona County had 501; Campbell had 480; Fremont had 352; Park had 291; Sheridan had 235; Lincoln had 93; Platte had 83; Sweetwater had 81; Big Horn and Converse had 77; Carbon and Goshen had 62; Uinta had 61; Weston had 60; Teton had 51; Johnson had 50; Crook had 37; Sublette had 25; Washakie had 20; Hot Springs had 12, and Niobrara had six.
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.
Every Wyoming county except Niobrara reported an increase in laboratory-confirmed cases Wednesday. Fremont County had the highest number of new cases at 47, while Albany County had 31 new cases and Natrona County had 29.
The 253 new confirmed cases brought the total number of confirmed cases seen since the coronavirus was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March to 10,288.
The addition of 87 probable cases brought the total number seen since the pandemic began to 1,858.
The 199 recoveries reported Tuesday meant that of the 12,146 people diagnosed with confirmed or probable coronavirus cases since mid-March, 8,105 have recovered.