By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily.
Wyoming’s active coronavirus increased by 79 on Tuesday from Monday to reach the highest total seen since early February.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 148 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 162 new laboratory-confirmed and 75 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 1,058 active cases.
This is the first time the number of active cases had topped 1,000 since Feb. 5.
Laramie County continued to have the highest number of active cases at 229. Natrona had 119; Fremont had 94; Campbell 83; Uinta 78; Sweetwater 59; Albany 51; Converse and Teton 45; Carbon 39; Sheridan 36; Lincoln 35; Park 31 Platte 26; Goshen 19; Sublette 17; Big Horn 16; Crook 11; Weston nine; Johnson eight; Hot Springs and Washakie had three, while Niobrara had the fewest, at two.
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 65,704 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 63,860 have recovered.