By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s active coronavirus increased by 112 on Friday to end the week.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 1,348 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases on Thursday and Friday.
At the same time, the state reported 1,170 new laboratory-confirmed and 290 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 2,962 active cases on Friday
Three counties had more than 300 active cases, five had more than 200 and nine had more than 100.
Laramie County had 479 cases. Natrona 396; Fremont had 343; Campbell 262; Sweetwater 217; Sheridan 152; Albany 142; Carbon 124; Teton 103; Park 97; Goshen 95; Lincoln 72; Uinta 70; Sublette 62; Converse 56; Niobrara 54; Washakie 47; Weston 43; Crook 40; Big Horn 34; Johnson 27; Hot Springs had 25, while Platte reported 22. No county reported zero 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 149,842 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020. Of those, 145,230 have recovered.