By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Two Wyoming counties on Tuesday reported no active coronavirus cases as the number of active cases in the state fell again.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, reported nine new laboratory-confirmed cases and 37 new probable cases.
Meanwhile, the number of reported recoveries among patients with either confirmed or probable cases increased by 95 on Tuesday, leaving the state with 797 active cases, a decline of 72 from Monday.
In two counties, Hot Springs and Crook, the number of active cases was set at zero on Tuesday.
Teton County had 160 active cases; Fremont County had 105; Natrona County had 83; Sheridan had 68; Laramie had 52; Sweetwater had 48; Uinta had 42; Park had 34; Campbell and Carbon had 33; Albany had 30; Big Horn had 24; Lincoln had 23; Converse had 17; Platte had 11; Goshen and Sublette had 10; Weston had eight; Washakie had four, and Johnson and Niobrara had one.
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.
Seven counties reported 29 new confirmed cases on Tuesday, but at the same time, the Department of Health adjusted its totals to reduce confirmed case numbers by 20 in six counties.
Teton County had the highest number of new cases at 10, while the Health Department reduced the reported number of confirmed cases in Campbell and Natrona counties by six each.
The new cases brought to 52,830 the number of people diagnosed with confirmed or probable coronavirus cases since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in March.
Of those, 51,386 have recovered, according to Health Department figures.