By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming increased by 224 on Wednesday as the state reported 276 new laboratory-confirmed cases.
The Health Department, in its daily coronavirus update, said the number of probable cases in the state also increased by 149 on Wednesday.
When combined with new reports of 189 recoveries, Wyoming was left with 5,438 active cases an increase of 224 from Tuesday.
Albany County had 876 active cases Wednesday; Laramie County had 871; Campbell County had 811; Natrona County had 803; Fremont County had 403; Park had 262; Sheridan had 241; Sweetwater had 150; Lincoln had 132; Platte had 129; Goshen had 107; Teton had 104; Uinta had 98; Converse had 91; Weston had 74; Carbon had 63; Johnson had 53; Washakie had 41; Crook had 40; Big Horn had 37; Sublette had 36; Hot Springs had 11, and Niobrara had five.
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.
New cases were reported in 21 of Wyoming’s 23 cases, with Campbell County reporting the highest number at 48. Fremont County reported 38 new cases.
The increases brought to 12,675 the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases seen since coronavirus first surfaced in Wyoming in mid-March.
The number of probable cases, meanwhile, increased 149 on Wednesday to total 2,369 since pandemic began.
The number of people to have recovered from confirmed and probable cases grew to 9,501 on Wednesday, an increase of 189 from Tuesday.
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.