By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus case numbers dropped to levels not seen since early October on Sunday as the state said it received new reports of more than 900 recoveries among patients with either confirmed or probable cases.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said it received new reports of 923 recoveries Sunday.
At the same time, the number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 38 — the smallest daily increase seen since Sept. 26 — and the number of probable cases increased by 16.
The numbers left the state with 1,481 active cases, a decline of 869 from Saturday and the lowest number of active cases recorded since Oct. 8.
Laramie County had 219 active cases; Natrona County had 213; Campbell County had 162; Sweetwater County had 115; Park had 107; Fremont had 92; Uinta had 80; Teton had 64; Sheridan had 60; Washakie had 54; Albany had 52; Lincoln had 47; Big Horn had 36; Goshen had 30; Carbon had 27; Converse had 26; Johnson had 24; Sublette had 18; Weston had 15; Hot Springs had 14; Crook had 12; Platte had 11, and Niobrara had three.
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 15 counties. Sweetwater County had the highest number of new cases at nine, followed by Laramie County with eight.
The increase in confirmed cases brought the number seen since the virus was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March to 37,167.
The growth in probable cases brought the total seen since mid-March to 6,033.
The increase in recoveries meant that of the 43,200 diagnosed with confirmed or probable cases of coronavirus since mid-March, 41,346 have recovered.