By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases increased by 115 on Wednesday from Tuesday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 11 new recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 95 new laboratory-confirmed and 21 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 517 active cases. This is the first time that cases have topped 500 since March 1.
Laramie County had the highest number of active cases at 108; while Albany increased to 71 cases. Meanwhile, Sweetwater had 66; Natrona 51; Fremont 44; Park 32; Uinta 28; Teton 20; Sublette 17; Campbell and Sheridan 14; Carbon 12; Big Horn and Goshen nine; Lincoln and Washakie five; Platte four; Weston three; Hot Springs two, and Converse, Crook and Johnson had one,
Niobrara County 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 57,999 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 56,775 have recovered.