By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases increased by 24 to end last week.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 72 new recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases on Friday.
At the same time, the state reported 81 new laboratory-confirmed and 15 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 504 active cases.
Laramie County had 102 active cases; Albany County had 91; Sweetwater had 51; Natrona 42; Uinta 40; Sheridan 33; Park 24; Campbell 21; Carbon and Teton 20; Fremont nine; Converse, Lincoln Niobrara and Washakie eight; Big Horn six; Sublette four; Goshen, Hot Springs, Platte and Weston two, and Johnson one. Crook County had no active cases as of Friday.
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 58,623 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 57,409 have recovered.