The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming fell by more than 1,400 on Wednesday as the Wyoming Department of Health reported it had received new reports of more than 2,200 recoveries.
However, the department also announced Wednesday that the deaths of 13 more Wyoming residents were linked to the illness.
According to department figures, three of the deaths occurred among Fremont County residents, while Laramie and Campbell counties each saw two residents die. One victim also came from each of Converse, Crook, Goshen, Natrona, Platte and Washakie counties.
Further details about the deaths will not be released until Monday.
The announcement of the deaths came as the department said it had received reports of recoveries among 2,217 people with either confirmed or probable cases of coronavirus.
The state also reported 702 new laboratory-confirmed cases and 100 new probable cases. Combined, the numbers left the state with 10,433 active cases, a decline of 1,428 from Tuesday.
Natrona County had 2,342 active cases; Laramie County had 1,474; Albany had 1,219; Campbell had 1,129; Fremont had 705; Sheridan had 613; Sweetwater had 434; Goshen had 370; Uinta had 360; Park had 246; Lincoln had 210; Washakie had 192; Teton had 158; Johnson had 150; Carbon had 140; Platte had 116; Sublette had 114; Converse had 108; Weston had 83; Big Horn and Hot Springs had 77; Crook had 63 and Niobrara had 53.
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 22 counties, with Laramie County reporting the highest number at 168. Natrona County reported 114.
The increase in confirmed cases brought the total seen since the disease was first diagnosed in Wyoming in mid-March to 26,677.
The number of probable cases, meanwhile, increased by 100 to total 4,084.
The 2,217 new recoveries brought the number of people to recover since the pandemic began to 20,113.