By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily.
Wyoming’s active coronavirus case total decreased by 770 over the weekend.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 1,284 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases from Saturday through Monday.
At the same time, the state reported 444 new laboratory-confirmed cases and 70 new probable cases for a total of 978 active cases on Monday.
This is the first time the active case totals have dropped below 1,000 since Aug. 2, when the total stood at 979.
Three counties had more than 100 cases.
Laramie County had 197 cases, Fremont 129; Natrona 107; Sweetwater 85; Campbell 81; Albany 51; Teton 48; Sheridan 37; Park 36; Lincoln 31; Carbon 25; Goshen 23; Hot Springs and Washakie 19; Sublette 17; Crook 15; Platte 12; Converse and Uinta 10; Big Horn nine; Niobrara and Weston had six, while Johnson reported five.
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 153,095 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020. Of those, 150,450 have recovered.