By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of laboratory confirmed coronavirus cases rose in Wyoming by 646 on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases seen in the state since the virus was detected here in mid-March to 14,691. The number of probable cases increased by 67 to 2,619 since the pandemic began.
The state Health Department also reported 173 recoveries, bringing the total number of people with either confirmed or probable cases who have recovered to 10,315 of those 14,691.
The increase of 540 new active coronavirus cases in Wyoming on Sunday brought the state’s total number of active cases to 6,881.
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 highest number of active cases is in Natrona County, which has 1099 as of Sunday. According to the state Health Department, the second highest concentration of active cases is in Albany County, which reports 1070, followed by Laramie County with 1005 active cases.
Elsewhere in the state, Campbell County reported 936 active cases; Fremont County has 523; Park County has 372; Sheridan County has 283; Sweetwater County has 199; Weston County has 175; Teton County has 156; Lincoln County has 153; Goshen County has 147; Platte County has 145; Uinta County has 103; Converse County has 96; Carbon County has 89; Big Horn County has 76; Crook County has 67; Johnson County has 63; Washakie County has 53; Sublette County has 37; Niobrara County has 20; and Hot Springs County has 14.
The Health Department’s confirmation of nine more deaths in Wyoming due to coronavirus brought the number of Wyoming residents who have died from the illness to 114.
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.