By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming topped 4,100 on Thursday as the state Department of Health reported 301 new confirmed cases of the illness.
The department, in its daily coronavirus update, said the new confirmed cases, along with 60 new probable cases and 131 recoveries, left the state with 4,184 active cases, an increase of 220 from Wednesday.
Albany County had 684 active cases; Laramie County had 624; Campbell had 549; Natrona had 512; Fremont had 363; Park had 299; Sheridan had 259; Lincoln had 96; Sweetwater had 94; Platte had 89; Converse had 83; Uinta had 68; Carbon and Weston had 66; Goshen had 62; Big Horn had 61; Johnson had 52; Teton had 51; Crook had 42; Sublette had 23; Washakie had 19; Hot Springs had 12, and Niobrara had 10.
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 county in Wyoming except for Washakie reported new confirmed cases Thursday, with Campbell County seeing the biggest increase at 64. Laramie County had 50 new cases and Sheridan County had 32.
The increases brought the total number of confirmed cases seen since the first coronavirus case was detected in Wyoming to 10,589.
The number of probable cases increased by 60 on Thursday to total 1,918.
The 131 newly reported recoveries bring to 8,236 the number of people to recover from either confirmed or probable cases.