By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases increased by 20 on Tuesday from Monday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 50 new recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 51 new laboratory-confirmed and 20 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 495 active cases.
Laramie County had the highest number of active cases at 90; Albany had 87; Sweetwater had 51; Uinta 49; Natrona 40; Sheridan 32; Campbell and Park 25; Teton 20; Carbon 15; Fremont and Lincoln nine; Sublette seven; Goshen, Niobrara and Washakie six; Big Horn five; Converse four; Crook three; Platte two, and Hot Springs, Johnson and Weston reported one active case.
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 58,835 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 57,629 have recovered.