By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases decreased by 23 on Friday from Thursday.
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 51 new laboratory-confirmed and five new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 452 active cases, down 23 from Thursday.
Laramie County continued to have the highest number of active cases as of Friday, 109; while Teton fell to 66; Fremont fell as well, with 46; Sweetwater also had 46; Natrona 32; Lincoln 29; Albany 26; Uinta 25; Campbell 19; Sheridan 13; Sublette 10; Park seven; Goshen five; Johnson and Platte four; Weston three; Big Horn and Carbon two; Converse, Crook, Hot Springs and Washakie had one each, while Niobrara was the only county reporting 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 56,447 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 55,295 have recovered.