By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases increased by 94 on Thursday from Wednesday to top 600 for the first time since February.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus report, said it received reports of 195 new laboratory-confirmed cases Thursday, the largest single-day increase since Feb. 4.
Most of the new cases, 114, were seen in Laramie County and Kim Deti, a spokeswoman for the Health Department, said the increase was caused by a data correction from a Cheyenne health care provider.
The number of probable cases increased by 19 on Thursday and the number of reported recoveries went up by 120 to leave the state with 618 active cases, the first time the total has topped 600 since Feb. 26.
Laramie County had the highest number of active cases at 198; Sweetwater had 73; Albany 66; Campbell 62; Natrona 43; Park 35; Fremont 26; Uinta 23; Sheridan 19; Teton 16; Carbon 11; Goshen nine; Platte seven; Washakie six; Big Horn five; Converse four; Crook, Johnson and Sublette three; Lincoln and Niobrara two, and Hot Springs 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 59,590 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 58,259 have recovered.