By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of active coronavirus in the state fell by more than 70 on Tuesday as the state reported fewer than 20 new confirmed cases.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, reported 15 new laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus, along with 56 probable cases.
At the same time, the department said it had received 114 new reports of recoveries among patients with confirmed or probable coronavirus cases, leaving the state with 1,073 active cases, a decline of 71 from Monday. The number is also the lowest number of active cases seen since Sept. 29.
Teton County had 188 active cases; Natrona County had 159; Fremont County had 103; Laramie had 78; Uinta had 77; Sweetwater had 70; Campbell and Sheridan had 57; Lincoln had 45; Albany had 44; Park had 43; Carbon had 37; Big Horn had 31; Goshen had 21; Platte had 16; Sublette had 13; Converse and Washakie had 10; Crook had six; Hot Springs had four, and Johnson and Weston had two.
Niobrara County returned to its status as the only county in the state with no active cases.
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 only eight counties. Uinta County had eight new cases.
The additional confirmed and probable cases brought to 52,128 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was identified in Wyoming in March.
Of those, 50,431 people have recovered, according to Health Department numbers.