By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily.
Wyoming’s active coronavirus case count increased by 140 on Tuesday from Monday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 256 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases on Tuesday.
At the same time, the state reported 249 new laboratory-confirmed and 163 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 2,223 active cases, an increase of 140 active cases since Thursday.
Seven counties now have more than 100 active cases, with three being over 200. Laramie County had 374; Natrona County had 342; Campbell had 239; Uinta 180; Fremont 157; Teton 125; Sheridan 122; Albany 101; Park 92; Sweetwater 89; Converse and Carbon 67; Lincoln 61; Platte 40; Goshen 38; Johnson and Big Horn 26; Weston 24; Washakie 18; Crook 14; Hot Springs nine; Sublette had eight, and Niobrara reported four active cases.
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 69,356 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020. Of the 57,511 laboratory-confirmed cases, 763 have involved the Delta variant.
Recoveries since March of 2020 total 66,324.