By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of people reported to have recovered from laboratory-confirmed or probable cases of coronavirus in went up by more than 340 on Tuesday, limiting growth in the number of active cases in the state to less than 100.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said it had received new reports of 349 recoveries.
At the same time, the number of new confirmed and probable cases increased by 452, leaving the state with 5,214 active cases, an increase of 97 from Monday.
Laramie County surpassed Albany County as the county with the highest number of active cases at 861; Albany County had 841; Campbell County had 760; Natrona County had 748; Fremont County had 365; Sheridan County had 250; Park had 242; Sweetwater had 155; Lincoln had 128; Platte and 115; Goshen had 99; Teton had 94; Uinta had 91; Converse had 83; Big Horn had 75; Weston had 66; Carbon had 65; Johnson had 52; Crook had 38; Sublette and Washakie had 33; Niobrara had 12, and Hot Springs had eight.
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.
The department said 340 new laboratory-confirmed cases were reported in 21 counties Tuesday. Laramie County had the highest number of new cases at 65, while Campbell County reported 57 new cases.
The increase brings to 12,399 the number of confirmed cases diagnosed in Wyoming since the first coronavirus case was seen in the state in mid-March.
The number of probable cases increased by 112 Tuesday to total 2,220 since the pandemic began.
The growth in the number of recoveries by 349 brought the number of people to recover from confirmed or probable cases since mid-March to 9,312.
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.