By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily.
Wyoming’s active coronavirus cases increased by 70 on Wednesday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 21 new recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 74 new laboratory-confirmed and 17 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 532 active cases.
Laramie Count had the highest number of active cases, with 147; Campbell had 68; Sweetwater 63; Albany 50; Natrona 46; Freemont 31; Park 26; Uinta 24; Sheridan 19; Goshen 10; Teton nine; Platte seven; Converse six; Carbon, Crook and Johnson four; Big Horn and Washakie three, Hot Springs, Lincoln, and Sublette two, and Niobrara 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 59,961 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 58,710 have recovered.