By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily.
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming increased by 90 on Wednesday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of five recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 55 new laboratory-confirmed and 40 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 566 active cases.
Laramie County’s active case count increased sharply on Wednesday, growing by 49 to total 316; Sweetwater had 42; Natrona 39; Albany 26; Carbon 24; Uinta 22;Campbell 15; Platte 13; Lincoln 11; Teton and Weston eight; Fremont and Sheridan seven; Converse and Goshen six; Big Horn four; Park three; Crook, Hot Springs and Sublette two, and Johnson, Niobrara and Washakie counties had one each.
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 62,737 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 61,420 have recovered.