By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s total of active coronavirus cases increased by 684 on Wednesday from Tuesday.
The Wyoming Department of Health received reports Wednesday of 118 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 441 new laboratory-confirmed and 361 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 4,168 active cases for Wednesday
Thirteen13 counties have more than 100 active cases, with eight having more than 200. Natrona County continued to have the highest number of active cases at 729; Laramie had 446; Campbell had 357; Sweetwater 319; Fremont 303; Uinta 285; Sheridan 254; Park 212; Lincoln 166; Converse 151; Hot Springs 148; Teton 124; Albany 117; Carbon 85; Goshen 83; Washakie 68; Platte 60; Crook 58; Johnson 51; Weston 47; Big Horn 46; Sublette had 36, and Niobrara had 23.
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 79,297 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020. Of those, 74,250 have recovered.