By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Confirmed Natrona Co. COVID Cases Up By 80; Active Cases To 4,960
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in one Wyoming county increased by 80 on Sunday as the state’s number of active cases rose by 290.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said Natrona County reported 80 new confirmed cases Sunday, contributing to an increase in the county’s number of active cases by almost 100.
Statewide, the number of confirmed cases increased by 362 on Sunday, while the number of probable cases grew by 63 and the number of reported recoveries went up by 135.
The combined numbers left the state with 4,960 active cases, an increase of 290 from Saturday.
Albany County had the highest number of active cases at 795; Laramie County had 764; Natrona County had 681; Campbell County had 662; Fremont County had 369; Sheridan County had 306; Park County had 292; Sweetwater had 146; Lincoln had 113; Converse had 103; Platte had 102; Goshen had 84; Uinta had 80; Teton had 78; Big Horn had 77; Carbon had 67; Johnson had 63; Weston had 57; Crook had 41; Sublette had 31; Washakie had 26; Hot Springs had 12, and Niobrara had 11.
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.
In addition to Natrona County, 18 counties reported new confirmed cases Sunday. Behind Natrona County, Fremont County had the highest number of new cases at 39. Albany and Campbell counties both reported 38 new confirmed cases.
The increase brought the total number of confirmed cases seen since the illness was first detected in the state in mid-March to 11,638.
The number of probable cases, those where patients have coronavirus symptoms and have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case but have not been tested for the illness, went up by 63 Sunday to total 2,085.
The number of reported recoveries, meanwhile, grew by 135 on Sunday to total 8,676 since the pandemic began.
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.