By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of active coronavirus cases went back over the 11,000 mark on Sunday with 742 new confirmed cases reported from around the state.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said in addition to the 742 new confirmed cases, 17 new probable cases were reported in the previous 24 hours.
The increase in cases, when combined with new reports of 277 recoveries, left the state with 11,186 active cases, an increase of 482 over Saturday’s numbers.
Natrona County had the highest number of active cases at 2,480; Laramie County had 1,588; Albany County had 1,439; Campbell County had 1,297; Fremont had 763; Sheridan had 499; Sweetwater had 412; Goshen had 359; Uinta had 355; Park had 305; Lincoln had 234; Teton had 194; Weston had 169; Pltte had 161; Johnson had 149; Washakie had 143; Converse had 126; Carbon had 124; Sublette had 111; Big Horn had 81; Crook had 72; Hot Springs had 66, and Niobrara had 59.
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.
Every county in the state reported an increase in confirmed cases Sunday, with Natrona County reporting the largest number at 115. Laramie County had 105 new cases.
The increase in confirmed cases brought to 24,309 the number seen since the first case was diagnosed in Wyoming in mid-March.
The number of probable cases, meanwhile, increased by 17 to total 3,860 since mid-March.
The 277 new reports of recoveries meant that 16,807 people have recovered from confirmed or probable coronavirus cases since the pandemic began.