By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases increased by 44 on Friday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 82 new recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 116 new laboratory-confirmed and 10 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 478 active cases, up 44 from Thursday.
Laramie county’s active cases increased to 116, while Sweetwater has 62; Teton 61; Fremont 59; Natrona 30; Lincoln 25; Uinta 22; Campbell 21; Albany 20; Carbon 11; Sheridan 10; Park nine Converse and Goshen six; Big Horn and Sublette five; Crook three; Platte and Weston two; Hot Springs, Johnson and Washakie have one each, while Niobrara continues to have zero active 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, 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 56,046 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 54,873 have recovered.