By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s number of active coronavirus cases increased by 271 on Sunday as the state reported 277 new confirmed cases of the virus.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said in addition to the new reports of confirmed cases, the state received reports of 25 new probable cases and 31 new reports of recoveries among those with either confirmed or probable cases.
The numbers left the state with 1,369 active cases, an increase of 271 from Saturday.
Laramie County had 177 active cases; Natrona County had 166; Park County had 145; Campbell County had 118; Sheridan had 97; Sweetwater had 91; Teton had 72; Uinta had 66; Big Horn had 65; Fremont and Lincoln had 61; Albany had 58; Washakie had 34; Converse had 30; Platte had 25; Carbon and Johnson had 21; Hot Springs had 18; Sublette had 17; Goshen had 13; Weston had nine, and Crook and Niobrara had two.
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 18 counties. Park County had the highest number of new cases at 46. Campbell and Natrona each reported 34 new cases.
The increase brought to 38,440 the number of confirmed cases seen since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March.
The growth in probable cases brought to 6,435 the number seen since the pandemic began.
The number of people to recover from confirmed or probable cases since mid-March was set at 43,068 with the newly reported recoveries.