By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases decreased by 44 from Friday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 159 new recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 96 new laboratory-confirmed and 19 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 440 active cases.
Laramie county dropped 16 but still had the most active cases, with 96, while Albany dropped by two to total 72; Sweetwater had 46; Natrona 33; Teton 29; Fremont 27; Campbell 24; Sublette 22; Lincoln 19; Uinta 17; Park 13; Carbon 10; Weston nine; Sheridan seven; Goshen and Washakie had four; Big Horn, Converse and Johnson had two each, and Crook and Hot Springs had one. Niobrara and Platte counties reported 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 56,988 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 55,847 have recovered.