By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases increased by 21 on Wednesday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received new reports of 21 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 37 new laboratory-confirmed and 5 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 475 active cases, up 21 from Tuesday.
Laramie County reported the highest number of active cases with 93; Teton County had 76; Sweetwater had 67; Natrona 50; Fremont 37; Lincoln 29; Uinta 25; Campbell 18; Sheridan 16; Carbon 13; Albany 10; Goshen and Park had eight; Platte seven; Big Horn four; Sublette and Washakie three; Converse, Hot Springs and Johnson had three each; Crook and Weston had one, and Niobrara continued to report zero cases.
Active cases are determined by adding the total confirmed and probable coronavirus cases diagnosed since the illness first surfaced in Wyoming on March 11, 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 55,014 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 53,848 have recovered.