By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by 311 on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 31,561 since the virus was first detected in the state in mid-March.
The Health Department, in its daily coronavirus update, said the number of probable cases in the state also increased by 65 on Sunday.
Another 123 people recovered from COVID, bringing the new number of people currently sick to 6,404, an increase of 253 over yesterday.
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.
As of Sunday, the highest number of active coronavirus cases in the state is in Natrona County, which reported 1,336. Laramie County had 1,218. Campbell County had 652; Albany County had 398; Sweetwater County had 386; Fremont County had 385; Goshen County had 283; Washakie County had 229; Park County had 225; Uinta County had 199; Sheridan County had 195; Teton County had 133; Lincoln County had 129; Johnson County had 114; Sublette County had 80; Carbon County had 76; Platte County had 74; Converse County had 72; Big Horn County had 67; Hot Springs County had 48; Weston County had 47; Crook County had 32; and Niobrara County had 26.
New cases were reported in 21 of Wyoming’s 23 cases, with Laramie County reporting the highest number at 47. Teton County reported 46 new cases; Fremont County reported 43.
The total number of recoveries from the virus thus far is 29,656.