By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming dropped for a second consecutive day Tuesday, falling below 1,300 for the first time since Jan. 2.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, reported 52 new confirmed cases Tuesday and 38 new probable cases.
Meanwhile, the state said it received new reports of 260 recoveries among people with confirmed or probable coronavirus cases.
The numbers left the state with 1,288 active cases, a decline of 195 from Monday. The number of active cases dropped on Monday as well, falling by 273 from Sunday.
As of Monday, Teton County had 259 active cases Tuesday; Natrona County had 198; Uinta County had 143; Laramie County had 113; Fremont had 96; Sweetwater had 65; Albany had 59; Campbell had 56; Carbon had 55; Sheridan had 44; Park had 43; Lincoln had 34; Platte had 22; Goshen had 18; Big Horn had 17; Washakie had 16; Converse had 11; Hot Springs had 10; Johnson and Sublette had nine; Weston had seven, and Crook had four.
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 12 counties. Uinta County had the highest number of new cases at 13, followed by Teton County with 12.
The new confirmed and probable cases brought to 51,152 the number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in March.
Of those, 49,268 people have recovered, according to Department of Health figures.