By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming saw a drop of more than 270 in its active coronavirus cases Thursday as the number of recoveries outpaced the number of new cases.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said it received reports of 1,152 recoveries among people with either confirmed or probable cases on Thursday.
At the same time, the number of new confirmed cases totaled 739 and the number of new probable cases was 155, leaving the state with 11,089 active cases, a decline of 279 from Wednesday.
Natrona County had 2,359 active cases; Laramie County had 1,593; Albany had 1,563; Campbell had 1,387; Fremont had 705; Sheridan had 384; Park had 359; Sweetwater had 350; Goshen had 324; Uinta had 323; Lincoln had 241; Teton had 208; Platte had 194; Carbon had 177; Weston had 176; Johnson had 128; Converse had 123; Sublette and Washakie had 107; Crook had 99; Big Horn had 92, and Hot Springs and Niobrara had 45.
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 increase in recoveries meant that since the first case of coronavirus was detected in Wyoming in mid-March, 14,904 of those infected have recovered.
The number of confirmed cases seen since the pandemic began, meanwhile, stood at 22,489 on Thursday with 739 new cases reported in 22 of the state’s counties. Laramie County saw the highest number of new cases at 217.
The number of probable cases, meanwhile, went up by 155 on Thursday to total 3,680 since March.