By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus increased by 21 on Thursday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 159 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.
At the same time, the state reported 130 new laboratory-confirmed and 50 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 1,426 active cases for Thursday.
Five counties had more than 100 active cases, with two having more than 200. Laramie County had 324; Natrona 217; Carbon 134; Campbell 113; Uinta 112; Fremont 76; Sweetwater 73; Park 71; Sheridan 52; Teton 38; Albany 36; Goshen and Lincoln 28; Platte 22; Converse 19; Weston 18; Johnson 17; Sublette and Washakie 11; Big Horn nine; Crook had seven; while Niobrara and Hot Springs reported five 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 112,731 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020. Of those, 109,833 have recovered.