By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily.
Wyoming’s active coronavirus count increased by 142 on Wednesday, pushing the state’s active case total to more than 700 for the first time since February.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of six recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 109 new laboratory-confirmed and 39 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 759 active cases. The last time the state had more than 700 active cases was on Feb. 21, when the count stood at 702.
Laramie County continued to have the highest number of cases in the state at 263. Sweetwater had 57; Uinta 48; Campbell 45; Fremont 40; Converse and Natrona 37; Lincoln 30; Albany and Teton 26; Carbon 24; Park 23; Sublette 20; Platte 18; Goshen 14; Hot Springs 11; Johnson nine; Sheridan eight; Big Horn and Washakie seven; Weston six; Niobrara had two, and Crook County 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 63988 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020. Of those, 62,463 have recovered.