By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
A record number of new confirmed coronavirus cases was reported Tuesday as the state’s counties reported 1,131 new cases.
However, the number of coronavirus recoveries reported during the day also reached a record of 399.
The Wyoming Department of Health numbers contained in the department’s daily coronavirus update showed the increase in laboratory confirmed cases, along with 101 new probable cases, pushed the number of active cases up by 820 despite the 399 recoveries. The increase brings the number of active cases in the state to 8,017.
Natrona County had 1,447 active cases; Laramie County had 1,271; Albany County had 1,258; Campbell County had 966; Fremont had 563; Park had 382; Sheridan had 321; Sweetwater had 245; Goshen had 198; Weston had 178; Lincoln had 161; Uinta had 160; Platte had 150; Teton had 147; Carbon had 104; Converse had 98; Johnson had 77; Crook had 74; Big Horn had 73; Washakie had 62; Sublette had 40; Niobrara had 26, and Hot Springs had 16.
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.
All Wyoming counties except Niobrara County reported new cases, with three counties seeing case count increases in the triple digits: Natrona at 249, Laramie at 228 and Albany at 157.
The increase in confirmed cases brought the total of laboratory-confirmed cases seen since the first case was diagnosed in Wyoming in mid-March to 16,442.
The number of probable cases, meanwhile, increased by 101 to total 2,800 since the pandemic began.
The record for reports of recoveries, of 399 brought to 11,098 the number of people reported to have recovered from confirmed or probable cases of coronavirus.