By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases increased by 11 from Wednesday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 68 new recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 81 new laboratory-confirmed while probable cases were reduced by two, leaving Wyoming with 475 active cases, up 11 from Wednesday. Occasionally, the Department of Health will review its records and it will find some cases that actually weren’t coronavirus and adjust its counts accordingly.
Laramie County remained the county with the highest number of active cases at 118; while Teton County had 68; Fremont had 52; Sweetwater 50; Lincoln 34; Natrona 32; Uinta 25; Albany 24; Campbell 18; Sheridan 13; Sublette nine; Park seven; Goshen five; Johnson four; Big Horn, Carbon, Platte and Weston had three each; Crook had two, and Hot Springs and Washakie had one. Converse and Niobrara counties had no 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 56,389 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 55,214 have recovered.