By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases decreased by four to end the week.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 77 new recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 55 new laboratory-confirmed and 18 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 480 active cases.
Laramie County had the highest number of active cases at 99; Albany had 65; Sweetwater 62; Natrona 43; Fremont 40; Park 32; Uinta 23; Campbell 17; Sheridan 15; Sublette 14; Teton 13; Big Horn 12; Carbon 11; Goshen, Lincoln and Washakie five; Converse, Platte and Weston four; Hot Springs three; Niobrara two, and Crook and Johnson had one.
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 58,142 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 56,955 have recovered.