88 New Coronavirus Cases in Wyoming on Sunday; 1,787 Active

The Wyoming Department of Health reported 88 new laboratory-confirmed cases and 25 new probable cases.

Jim Angell

January 09, 20212 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

The numbers that indicate the prevalence of the coronavirus in Wyoming changed little Sunday, with the number of active cases increasing by 47.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, reported 88 new laboratory-confirmed cases and 25 new probable cases.

At the same time, the number of reported recoveries went up by 66, leaving the state with 1,787 active cases, an increase of 47 from Saturday.

The number of active cases has been alternating between daily increases and decreases since Wednesday. The net result is an increase of three active cases since Wednesday.

As of Sunday, Laramie County had 246 active cases; Natrona County had 236; Uinta County had 177; Teton County had 173; Sheridan had 120; Park had 119; Sweetwater had 110; Campbell had 108; Albany had 94; Lincoln had 86; Fremont had 70; Big Horn and Converse had 35; Hot Springs had 34; Platte had 29; Washakie had 27; Johnson had 23; Goshen had 21; Carbon had 16; Sublette had 11; Crook had eight; Weston had seven, 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 16 counties, with Uinta County reporting the highest number at 15. 

The additional confirmed and probable cases meant the state has seen 46,832 people diagnosed with the coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in mid-March.

During the same time period, 44,556 people have recovered from either confirmed or probable cases. 

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