By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming fell by more than 1,000 on Tuesday to dip below 8,000.
Wyoming Department of Health figures released with its daily coronavirus update showed the state received reports of 336 new confirmed cases and 164 new probable cases.
However, at the same time, the department said it had received new reports of 1,525 recoveries among people with confirmed and probable coronavirus cases.
The result was a decline in active cases of 1,040 from Monday for a total of 7,572.
Natrona County had the highest number of active cases Tuesday, 1,600; Laramie County had 1,246; Campbell County had 764; Albany County had 588; Fremont had 576; Sheridan had 445; Sweetwater had 413; Goshen had 318; Uinta and Washakie had 222; Park had 174; Teton had 161; Lincoln had 156; Johnson had 122; Carbon had 110; Platte had 88; Sublette had 67; Converse had 64; Weston had 61; Hot Springs had 60; Big Horn had 53; Crook had 36, and Niobrara had 26.
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 means that 26,003 of the 33,805 people diagnosed with confirmed or probable cases of coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in mid-March have recovered.
The growth in confirmed cases brings the total number of such cases seen since mid-March to 29,389.