By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily.
Wyoming’s active coronavirus case total decreased by 170 on Friday to start October.
The Wyoming Department of Health received new reports of 737 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases on Friday.
At the same time, the state reported 398 new laboratory-confirmed and 169 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 3,825 active cases for Friday.
Fourteen counties had more than 100 active cases, with seven having more than 200. Natrona County had 655; Campbell 417; Fremont 346; Laramie 304; Sweetwater 261; Sheridan 211; Park 204; Uinta 185; Washakie 161; Albany 158; Lincoln 133; Big Horn 108; Converse 105; Sublette 102; Goshen 86; Platte 75; Carbon 73; Teton 69; Crook 50; Johnson 43; Weston 38; Hot Springs had 22, while Niobrara reported the fewest active cases, with 19.
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 91,169 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020. Of those, 86,348 have recovered.