By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
With recoveries leading the way, Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases decreased by 70 on Monday from Friday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 213 new recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases since Friday.
At the same time, the state reported 119 new laboratory-confirmed cases and 24 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 451 active cases.
Laramie County reports the highest number of active cases, with 68; Sweetwater had 64; Albany 58; Natrona 56; Campbell 41; Park 30; Uinta 28; Fremont and Sheridan 21; Teton 17; Platte seven; Carbon and Converse six; Goshen and Lincoln five; Big Horn and Washakie four; Sublette three; Crook and Niobrara two,. And Hot Springs, Johnson and Weston 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 59,222 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 58,059 have recovered.