By Tim Mandese, Cowboy State Daily.
Wyoming’s active coronavirus case total decreased by 81 on Thursday.
Wyoming Department of Health figures showed that the department received reports of 268 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases Wednesday.
At the same time, the state reported 164 new laboratory-confirmed cases and 23 new probable cases to leave the state with 819 active cases for Thursday.
Only one county reported over 100 active cases.
Laramie County had 180 cases, Natrona 78; Fremont 75; Campbell 73; Teton 69; Sweetwater 52; Albany 45; Carbon 44; Sheridan 30; Goshen 25; Lincoln 22; Park 20; Hot Springs 16; Uinta 16; Washakie 12; Big Horn 16 and Platte 11; Converse ten; Weston nine; Sublette seven; Johnson had six, while Crook and Niobrara reported four.
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 153,850 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020. Of those, 151,342 have recovered.