By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases increased by five on Friday from Thursday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 78 new recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 59 new laboratory-confirmed and 24 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 521 active cases.
Albany County had 84; Laramie County had 79; Sweetwater had 64; Natrona 62; Uinta 37; Campbell and Park 33; Sheridan 29; Teton 21; Fremont 14; Carbon and Lincoln nine; Platte and Washakie seven; Goshen and Niobrara six; Big Horn, Converse and Sublette five; Crook three, and Hot Springs, Johnson and Weston 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 59,079 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 57,846 have recovered.