By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus increased by 53 on Thursday from Wednesday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 194 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 154 new laboratory-confirmed and 93 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 1,356 active cases.
Five counties now have more than 100 active cases. Laramie County leads the state with 279; Natrona had 170; Campbell had 129; Uinta had 112; Fremont 104; Sweetwater 71; Sheridan 64; Teton 62; Albany 61; Park 49; Carbon 46; Converse 42; Lincoln 41; Platte 25; Sublette 21; Goshen 19; Big Horn 16; Crook, Johnson and Weston nine, and Hot Springs, Niobrara and Washakie six.
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 66,200 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 64,058 have recovered.