By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
An increase of more than 300 in new confirmed coronavirus cases pushed the state’s number of active cases back up over 2,000, according to Wyoming Department of Health figures.
The department, in its daily coronavirus update, reported 345 new laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus and 67 new probable cases.
When combined with new reports of 223 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases, the state was left with 2,052 active cases, an increase of 189 over Wednesday.
Laramie County had 291 active cases; Natrona and Teton counties had 290; Uinta County had 204; Park had 137; Sheridan had 111; Campbell and Sweetwater had 103; Fremont had 80; Albany had 63; Lincoln had 54; Converse had 46; Johnson had 45; Big Horn had 44; Hot Springs had 42; Washakie had 38; Platte had 36; Carbon had 25; Goshen had 20; Sublette had 13; Crook had 10; Weston had six, and Niobrara had one.
New confirmed cases were reported in 21 counties. Laramie County reported the highest number of new confirmed cases at 73. Teton County had 69.
The new confirmed and probable cases brought the total number of coronavirus cases seen since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March to 48,701. With the increases in reported recoveries, the number of people to recover from the illness since the pandemic began was set at 46,127 on Thursday.