By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming’s total confirmed coronavirus case count since the illness was first detected in the state topped the 1,500 mark on Sunday with the reporting of 18 new cases.
The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, reported the addition of 18 cases pushed the total number of confirmed cases seen since mid-March to 1,506.
New cases were reported in Campbell, Fremont, Laramie, Natrona, Sweetwater, Teton and Uinta counties, the department said, with Natrona posting the highest gain at four new cases.
As of Sunday, Fremont County still had seen the most confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began at 344; Larmaie County had 215; Uinta County had 164; Natrona County had 139; Sweetwater had 128; Teton 125; Park had 75; Campbell had 71; Albany had 44; Washakie had 38; Lincoln had 34; Big Horn had 26; Sheridan had 21; Converse and Johnson had 17; Carbon had 16; Hot Springs had nine; Crook and Goshen had seven; Sublette had four; Platte had three, and Niobrara and Weston had one.
The Health Department’s confirmed case total reflects all cases seen since coronavirus was first detected in the state March 12. It does not take into account recoveries or deaths attributed to the illness.
The number of recoveries seen among all patients infected since the pandemic began reached 1,372 Sunday, an increase of 11 from Saturday figures. The number included recoveries among 1,096 people with laboratory-confirmed cases and 276 among those with probable cases. Recovery is defined as occurring when a patient has gone three days without a fever and has seen improvement in respiratory problems.
The number of probable cases on Sunday was 356. A probable case is one where a patient has coronavirus symptoms and has been in contact with a person with a confirmed case but has not been tested for the illness.
The number of active cases around the state was 471 on Sunday, including 391 patients with confirmed cases of coronavirus and 80 with probable cases.