635 New Coronavirus Cases in Wyoming; 5,717 Active

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By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily

The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming continued to fall Monday as the number of recoveries in the state increased by more than 1,300.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said it had received new reports Monday of 1,332 recoveries among patients with either laboratory-confirmed or probable cases.

The recovery numbers outpaced the reports of 635 new confirmed cases and 33 new probable cases, leaving the state with 5,717 active cases, a decline of 687 from Sunday.

Natrona County had 1,153 confirmed cases Monday; Laramie County had 1,136; Campbell County reported 591; Fremont and Sweetwater had 370; Albany had 294; Goshen had 244; Park had 195; Washakie had 193; Uinta had 191; Sheridan had 142; Teton had 137; Lincoln had 113; Johnson had 101; Sublette had 88; Carbon had 70; Converse had 69; Big Horn had 68; Platte had 57; Weston had 44; Hot Springs had 36; Crook had 31, and Niobrara had 24.

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 confirmed cases were reported in every county in the state Monday. Laramie County had the highest number of new cases at 123, while Natrona County had 112.

The increase in confirmed cases brought the total number of such cases seen since the first case was confirmed in Wyoming in mid-March to 32,196.

The growth of 33 new probable cases brought to 4,789 the number of probable cases seen since the pandemic began to 4,789. A probable case is one where the patient has coronavirus symptoms and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case but has not been tested for the illness.

The increase in recoveries brought the total number of people to recover from confirmed and probable cases to 30,998.

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