By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming fell by more than 60 on Tuesday as the number of reported recoveries more than doubled the number of new cases.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, reported 34 new laboratory-confirmed cases and 10 new probable cases.
At the same time, the number of recoveries reported among those with either confirmed or probable cases increased by 101, leaving the state with 605 active cases, a decline of 66 from Monday.
Fremont and Sweetwater counties had 86 active cases; Teton County had 84; Carbon had 61; Natrona had 47; Laramie had 42; Uinta had 37; Lincoln and Sheridan had 28; Park had 19; Albany had 17; Campbell had 15; Big Horn and Platte had 11; Converse had 10; Goshen had eight; Washakie had five; Weston had four; Hot Springs and Sublette had two, and Johnson and Niobrara had one.
Crook County remained the only county in the state with no active COVID 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 nine counties. Sweetwater County had the highest number of new cases at 12, while Laramie and Uinta counties had six new cases.
The increases in confirmed and probable cases brought to 53,944 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in March.
Of those, 52,668 have recovered since the pandemic began, according to Health Department numbers.