Despite an increase in new confirmed coronavirus cases of 801 in Wyoming on Monday, the number of the state’s active COVID-19 cases declined.
The Wyoming Department of Health said it had received new reports of 1,456 recoveries among those with confirmed or probable coronavirus cases, exceeding both the 801 new confirmed cases and 15 new probable cases.
The numbers left the state with 8,612 active cases, a decline of 640 from Sunday. The drop marked the fourth time in five days the number of active cases has declined.
Natrona County had 1892 confirmed cases; Laramie County had 1,322; Campbell had 869; Albany had 734; Fremont had 638; Sheridan had 587; Sweetwater had 473; Goshen had 349; Uinta had 272; Washakie had 203; Teton had 189; Lincoln had 175; Park had 173; Johnson had 138; Carbon had 115; Platte had 93; Sublette had 82; Hot Springs had 69; Converse had 63; Big Horn had 59; Weston had 56; Crook had 35, and Niobrara had 26.
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 new confirmed cases were reported in 21 of the state’s counties. Natrona County saw the highest number of new cases at 192. Laramie County had 153.
The increase in confirmed cases brought the total of such cases seen since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in mid-March to 29,053.
The increase of 15 brought the number of probable cases seen since the pandemic began to 4,252. A probable case is one where the patient has symptoms of coronavirus and has been exposed to someone with a confirmed case, but has not been tested for the illness.
With the new reports of recoveries on Monday, the total number of people to recover from confirmed or probable coronavirus cases since March stood at 24,478.
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.