By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming fell by nearly 500 on Tuesday as the state Department of Health said it had received reports of more than 600 recoveries.
The department, in its daily coronavirus update, reported 123 new laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus on Tuesday and 91 new probable cases.
However, the increases were offset by new reports of 675 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases, leaving the state with 1,789 active cases, a decline of 489 from, Monday.
Natrona County had 292 active cases; Teton County had 266; Uinta County had 225; Laramie County had 184; Park had 109; Sweetwater had 104; Campbell had 99; Sheridan had 93; Fremont had 86; Albany had 47; Hot Springs had 45; Platte had 38; Lincoln had 35; Goshen and Johnson had 30; Big Horn and Converse had 26; Carbon had 18; Washakie had 17; Crook and Sublette had six; Weston had five, 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.
The increases in confirmed and probable cases brought the total number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the virus was identified in Wyoming in March to 49,922.
Of those, 47,583 have recovered, the Department of Health said.