By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily.
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming increased by 475 on Wednesday from Tuesday.
The Wyoming Department of Health received reports of 67 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 421 new laboratory-confirmed and 121 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 4,295 active cases for Wednesday.
Thirteen counties have more than 100 active cases, with seven having more than 200. Natrona County had 714; Campbell County had 491; Fremont Fremont had 381; Laramie 367; Sweetwater 294; Uinta 247; Sheridan 237; Park 197; Lincoln 193; Teton 165; Albany 163; Converse 154; Big Horn 120; Washakie 86; Goshen 84; Sublette 76; Carbon 74; Crook 73; Johnson 57; Niobrara 35; Hot Springs 32; Platte had 30, while Weston reported the fewest active cases, with 25.
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 86,594 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020. Of those, 81,344 have recovered.