Editor’s Note: This is a map of the active coronavirus cases in each county across Wyoming. The number of active cases is determined by subtracting the total number of recoveries seen since the illness first reached Wyoming in mid-March from the total number of confirmed and probable cases diagnosed during the same time period and taking into account deaths related to the disease.
The number of coronavirus cases seen in Wyoming since the first case was detected in March reached 3,000 Friday, but the number of active cases actually fell by 12.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 42 new cases were reported on Friday, but at the same time, the number of people to have recovered from the illness since the pandemic began increased by 54.
The result was a drop in active cases by 12, with declines reported in Albany, Big Horn, Fremont, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Sublette, Sweetwater and Uinta counties.
As of Friday, Fremont County had 103 confirmed cases; Laramie County had 88; Carbon County had 62; Teton had 47; Park and Uinta had 43; Albany had 32; Washakie had 24; Sheridan had 22; Natrona had 19; Lincoln had 16; Campbell and Goshen had 15; Sweetwater had 14; Sublette had four; Big Horn, Converse and Hot Springs had two, and Johnson had one.
Crook, Niobrara, Platte and Weston counties had no 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, 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 number of laboratory-confirmed cases seen since March increased by 41 Friday to total 2,490, with new cases reported in Campbell, Carbon, Fremont, Goshen, Laramie, Natrona, Park, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta and Washakie counties. Washakie County reported 10 new confirmed cases Friday.
The number of probable cases grew by 1 Friday to total 510. A probable case is defined as one where the patient has coronavirus symptoms and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case, but has not been tested.
The state’s 2,420 recoveries have been seen among 2,007 confirmed cases and 413 probable cases.