By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily.
Wyoming’s active coronavirus case total increased by 1,009 on Thursday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 1,030 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases Thursday.
At the same time, the state reported 1,771 new laboratory-confirmed and 268 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 4,999 active cases for Thursday.
Five counties had more than 300 active cases, nine had more than 200 and 14 had more than 100.
Laramie County had 953 cases; Natrona 571; Fremont 548; Campbell 397; Sweetwater 330; Carbon 286; Albany 278; Sheridan 270; Teton 246; Uinta 168; Goshen 142; Converse 118; Park 117; Lincoln 115; Washakie 74; Johnson 69; Weston 59; Sublette 55; Big horn 48; Platte 47; Crook 44; Hot Springs had 36; while Niobrara reported 28.
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 143,129 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020. Of those, 136,505 have recovered.