By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Reported coronavirus recoveries in Wyoming continued to outnumber new cases on Tuesday as the number of active cases fell below 5,000 for the first time on more than one month.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said it received reports of 1,246 recoveries among people with either confirmed or probable coronavirus cases on Tuesday.
At the same time, 359 new confirmed cases were reported, along with 131 new probable cases.
The numbers left the state with 4,961 active cases, the first time the number of active coronavirus cases has been below 5,000 since Nov. 1.
Tuesday’s active case total was a decline of 756 from Monday.
Laramie County had 1,125 active cases on Tuesday; Natrona County had 899; Campbell County had 470; Sweetwater had 338; Fremont had 298; Albany had 210; Goshen had 202; Park had 189; Washakie had 178; Uinta had 166; teton had 142; Sheridan had 135; Lincoln had 90; Converse had 77; Johnson had 76; Sublette had 72; Big Horn and Carbon had 70; Platte had 49; Weston had 33; Crook had 32; Hot Springs had 26, and Niobrara had 14.
New confirmed cases were reported in 21 counties Tuesday. Laramie County had 167 new cases. Natrona County had 26.
The new cases brought the total of confirmed cases seen since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March to 32,555.
The number of probable cases, meanwhile, increased by 131 to total 4,920.
The growth in recoveries by 1,246 meant that of the 37,475 diagnosed with confirmed or probable coronavirus cases since mid-March, 32,234 have recovered.