By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
With recoveries leading the way, Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases increased by 73 on Wednesday from Monday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 80 new recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases in two days.
At the same time, the state reported 120 new laboratory-confirmed and 34 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 524 active cases.
Laramie County reported the most active cases with 99; Albany and Sweetwater had 68; Campbell 62; Natrona 54; Park 33; Uinta 28; Sheridan 23; Fremont 22; Teton 14; Platte nine; Goshen eight; Carbon seven; Washakie six; Big Horn five; Lincoln four; Crook and Sublette three; Converse, Johnson and Niobrara two, and Hot Springs, and Weston had the least number of active cases, with 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 59,376 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 58,139 have recovered.