By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming fell to less than 7,000 on Thursday as the Wyoming Department of Health said it had received new reports of more than 1,500 recoveries.
The department, in its daily coronavirus update, said it had received new reports of 1,545 recoveries among people with laboratory-confirmed or probable cases of coronavirus.
The number of new confirmed cases increased by 552 on Thursday, while the number of probable cases grew by 19.
When combined with the new reports of 1,545 recoveries, the state was left with 6,708 active cases, a decline of 1,001 from Wednesday.
Natrona County had 1,458 active cases; Laramie County had 1,256; Campbell County had 715; Albany had 448; Fremont had 410; Sweetwater had 396; Goshen had 309; Washakie had 208; Sheridan had 202; Park had 191; Uinta had 169; Lincoln had 143; Teton had 132; Johnson had 120; Sublette had 78; Carbon had 76; Platte had 75; Converse had 74; Big Horn had 69; Weston had 62; Hot Springs had 59; Crook had 32, 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.
Reports of new confirmed cases came from 22 counties. Laramie County had the highest number of new cases at 96, while Sweetwater County had 92 new confirmed cases.
The increase brought to 30,518 the number of confirmed cases seen since the pandemic began.
The number of probable cases increased by 19 on Thursday to total 4,560.