By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases increased by five from Wednesday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 97 new recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 83 new laboratory-confirmed and 19 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 481 active cases.
Laramie county had the most active cases at 126, while Albany had 61; Sweetwater 46; Teton 41; Natrona 34; Fremont 31; Campbell and Lincoln 28; Uinta 21; Sublette 19; Park 11; Weston seven; Carbon and Goshen six; Converse and Sheridan four; Big Horn, Johnson and Washakie two, and Crook and Hot Springs had one each. Niobrara and Platte 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 56,802 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 55,620 have recovered.