Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases increased by 53 on Wednesday as the state’s reported the new cases exceeded recoveries.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received new reports of 36 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases Wednesday
At the same time, the state reported 78 new laboratory-confirmed and 11 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 559 active cases, a increase of 53 from Tuesday.
Sweetwater had 84 active cases Tuesday; Laramie County had 71; Teton had 68; Fremont had 52; Carbon had 45; Uinta had 45; Natrona had 41; Lincoln had 28; Campbell has 22; Park had 20; Albany had 19; Sheridan had 13; Goshen had 11; Platte had eight; Washakie had seven; Big Horn had six; Sublette had five; Johnson had four; Weston had four; Niobrara had three; Converse, Crook and Hot Springs each 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, 2020, 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.
The new confirmed and probable cases brought to 54,616 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 53,375 have recovered.