By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming fell to its lowest level in five months Sunday, dropping below 600 for the first time since mid-September.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its coronavirus update, reported 32 new laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, along with 12 new probable cases.
At the same time, the number of reported recoveries among those with either confirmed or probable cases fell to 591, a decline of 90 from Friday, the last day an update was issued.
The total is the lowest seen since Sept. 16, when the state had 549 active cases.
Sweetwater County had 89 active cases Sunday; Teton County had 86; Fremont County had 76; Laramie County had 58; Uinta had 45; Natrona had 41; Carbon had 36; Lincoln had 26; Park and Sheridan had 21; Albany and Campbell had 19; Platte had 12; Big Horn had 10; Goshen had eight; Converse had six; Johnson had five; Sublette and Weston had four; Washakie had three, and Niobrara had two.
Crook and Hot Springs counties had no active cases as of Sunday.
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 10 counties. Sweetwater County had the highest number of new confirmed cases at 11, followed by Lincoln County with four.
The new confirmed and probable cases brought the number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in March 2020 to 54,394.
Of those, 53,132 have recovered, according to Department of Health Figures.