By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily.
Wyoming’s active coronavirus increased by 98 to end the week.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 217 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases on Friday.
At the same time, the state reported 243 new laboratory-confirmed and 72 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 2,088 active cases, an increase of 98 active cases since Thursday. Of these cases, 694 are the Delta variant.
Six counties now have more than 100 active cases and three have more than 200.
Laramie County continued to lead the state with 434; Natrona had 297; Campbell had 203; Uinta 176; Fremont increased 129; Teton 122; Sheridan 103; Albany 93; Park 85; Carbon 75; Sweetwater 74; Converse 63; Lincoln 51; Platte 37; Goshen 33; Big Horn 27; Johnson 21;Washkie 18; Weston 14; Sublette 11; Hot Springs nine; Niobrara seven, and Crook had 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 68,272 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020. Of those, 65,391 have recovered.