By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases fell by almost 40 on Monday as the state’s reported recoveries exceeded the new cases.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received new reports of 116 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases Monday.
At the same time, the state reported 71 new laboratory-confirmed and six new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 552 active cases, a decline of 39 from Sunday.
Sweetwater County had 85 active cases Monday; Teton County had 78; Fremont County had 64; Laramie had 57; Uinta had 45; Natrona had 40; Carbon had 35; Lincoln had 21; Park had 20; Albany and Sheridan had 19; Campbell had 16; Big Horn and Platte had 11; Goshen had seven; Johnson and Washakie had five; Sublette and Weston had four; Converse had three; Niobrara had two, and Hot Springs had one.
Crook County reported no active cases on Monday.
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 18 counties. Sweetwater had the highest number of new cases at 14. Fremont County had eight new cases.
The new confirmed and probable cases brought to 54,471 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 53,248 have recovered.