By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming increased by 137 on Monday as state reported more than 500 new confirmed cases.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, reported 541 new laboratory-confirmed cases. At the same time, the number of probable cases increased by 22.
Meanwhile, the number of reported recoveries among patients with either confirmed or probable cases increased by 426.
The numbers left the state with 137 more active cases than were seen Sunday at 1,924.
Laramie County had 260 active cases; Natrona County had 236; Teton County had 218; Uinta had 189; Park had 162; Sheridan had 113; Campbell had 110; Sweetwater had 109; Albany had 94; Fremont had 84; Lincoln had 67; Big Horn had 38; Converse and Johnson had 34; Washakie had 33; Platte had 32; Hot Springs had 31; Carbon had 25; Goshen had 24; Sublette had 14; Crook had nine; Weston had seven, and Niobrara had 1.
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 21 counties. Teton County had the highest number of new cases at 96, while Park County reported 81 new cases.
The new probable and confirmed cases increased the total number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was seen in the state in mid-March to 47,395.
The number of people reported to have recovered since the pandemic began, meanwhile, stood at 44,982.