By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
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 active coronavirus cases in Wyoming dropped by 15 Saturday as the reported recoveries outnumbered the total of new cases for the first time in several days.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 33 new laboratory-confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus were reported Saturday, while the number of people reported as recovered from the illness in the last 24 hours was set at 48.
The end result was 639 active cases, a decline of 15 from Friday.
Albany County had 131 cases; Natrona County had 98; Fremont had 52; Sheridan had 51; Laramie had 49; Converse had 39; Teton had 30; Park had 26; Campbell had 25; Uinta had 21; Lincoln had 19; Carbon had 18; Crook had 17; Goshen and Sublette had 16; Platte had nine; Hot Springs had eight; Sweetwater and Washakie had five; Weston had two, and Big Horn and Johnson had one.
The active cases were made up of 521 people with laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus and 118 with probable 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 Health Department said the number of confirmed cases in the state went up by 30 on Saturday, with new cases reported in 12 counties: Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Fremont, Hot Springs, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Sheridan, Sublette, Teton and Uinta. Albany and Fremont counties saw the largest increase in cases at five.
The increase brings the number of confirmed cases seen since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in March to 4,039.
The number of probable cases, where a patient has coronavirus symptoms and has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case but has not been tested for the illness, went up by three Saturday to total 741 since the pandemic began.
The 48 recoveries reported Saturday brings to 4,092 the number of people infected with coronavirus to have recovered since mid-March. The recoveries have been seen among 3,469 people with laboratory-confirmed cases and 623 with probable cases.