By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily.
Wyoming’s active coronavirus increased by 2,213 over the holiday weekend.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 1,859 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases from Saturday to Tuesday.
At the same time, the state reported 3,097 new laboratory-confirmed and 988 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 6,641 active cases for Tuesday.
This is the first time since December of 2020 that the state’s number of active cases has exceeded 5,000.Two counties had more than 1,000 active cases Tuesday, nine had more than 300 and 13 had more than 100.
Laramie County’s total of active cases increased by 544 over the weekend to total 1,368; Natrona County’s active case tally increased by 408 to 1,003; Teton had 860; Fremont 553; Albany 431; Sweetwater 392; Campbell 364; Sheridan 318; Uinta 317; Lincoln 179; Carbon and Park 134; Johnson 120; Goshen 90; Comverse 62; Sublette 60; Crook 55; Platte 51; Washakie 48; Weston 40; Hot Springs 30; Big Horn had 24, while Niobrara reported eight.
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 130,553 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020.
Of those, 122,311 have recovered.