By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus increased by 451 on Wednesday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 37 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 366 new laboratory-confirmed and 122 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 2,674 active cases. This is the highest number of active cases since December 14, 2020, when the total stood at 2,967.
Of Wednesday’s cases, 763 are the Delta variant.
Ten counties now have more than 100 active cases, with two being over 400. Laramie County had 442; Natrona had 414; Campbell had 267; Uinta had 221; Fremont had 157; Sheridan had 145; Sweetwater had 128; Albany 127; Teton 123; Park 117; Carbon 86; Converse 75; Lincoln 73; Goshen 54; Platte 48; Big Horn 35; Johnson 34; Weston 29; Washakie 24; Crook 17; Hot Springs 16; Sublette had 11, and Niobrara had seven.
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 69,844 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020. Of those, 763 have involved the Delta variant.
As of Wednesday, 66,361 people have recovered.