By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Thanks to 375 new reports of recoveries from the coronavirus, the number of active cases in the state fell back below 2,000 on Friday.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said the reports of 375 recoveries among people with confirmed or probable coronavirus cases outpaced the number of new confirmed cases seen Friday, 145.The state also reported 63 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 1,885 active cases, a decline of 167 from Thursday.
Teton County had the highest number of active cases Friday, 273; Laramie County had 257; Natrona County had 249; Uinta County had 209; Park had 135; Campbell had 101; Sweetwater had 98; Sheridan had 90; Fremont had 79; Albany had 56; Lincoln had 44; Converse had 43; Hot Springs and Johnson had 39; Washakie had 37; Big Horn had 36; Platte had 32; Carbon had 24; Goshen had 16; Sublette had 13; Crook had seven, and Niobrara and Weston had four.
New confirmed cases were reported in 17 counties. Park and Teton counties had the highest number of new cases at 26 each. Laramie County had 20.The additional confirmed and probable cases brought to 48,909 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March.
The number of people to recover from the illness since the pandemic began, meanwhile, stood at 46,502 with the new reports of recoveries Friday.