By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily.
Wyoming’s active coronavirus case total increased by 99 on Thursday from Wednesday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 276 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 297 new laboratory-confirmed and 78 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 1,1990 active cases, an increase of 99 active cases since Wednesday. Of these cases, 692 are the Delta variant.
Five counties are over 100 active cases, with Laramie County having the highest number at 447. Natrona County had 288; Campbell had 198; Uinta 145; Fremont had 120; Teton 112; Sheridan 96; Albany 87; Park 85; Carbon 71; Sweetwater 70; Converse 54; Lincoln 46; Platte 34; Goshen 31; Big Horn 26; Washakie 20; Johnson 15; Sublette 12; Weston 11; Hot Springs nine; Niobrara eight and Crook had five.
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 67,957 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020. Of those, 65,174 have recovered.