COVID-19 cases below 500 in Wyoming, Lincoln below 30


The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming fell by 50 in the last week, according to Wyoming Department of Health figures.

As of 3 p.m. Monday, March 22, the number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases seen since the disease was first diagnosed in the state in mid-March stood at 47,181, an increase of 335 cases over the 46,846 reported on March 15.

The department’s regular coronavirus updates showed that since March 15, the state has received reports of 112 new laboratory-confirmed cases and 37 new probable cases.

At the same time, the number of people to recover from either confirmed or probable cases grew by 165 over the last week, leaving the state with 419 active cases, a decline of 50 from March 15.

Laramie County had 78 active cases; Fremont and Teton counties had 60; Sweetwater had 51; Uinta had 27; Lincoln had 26; Natrona had 23; Campbell and Park had 13; Carbon had 11; Albany and Sheridan had 10; Goshen and Sublette had seven; Converse had six; Big Horn had five; Crook, Johnson and Platte had three; Hot Springs had two, and Weston had one. Niobrara and Washakie counties both reported no active coronavirus cases as of Monday.

The greatest increase in confirmed coronavirus cases within the past week was in Teton County, which reported 62 new cases; Sweetwater County had 57; Laramie County had 54; Fremont County had 51. Uinta County had 20 new confirmed cases; Albany and Lincoln counties both reported 15; Campbell, Carbon and Park counties had nine each; Big Horn County had eight; Goshen and Sheridan counties had six each; Sublette County had five new cases; Natrona County had four; Crook County had three; Hot Springs and Johnson counties both reported one new case.

There was no change in the past week in the number of lab-confirmed coronavirus cases in Converse, Niobrara, Platte, Washakie and Weston counties.

The number of active coronavirus cases in the state was 419, a decrease of 50 cases since last Monday’s 469.

The new confirmed and probable cases bring to 55,730 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the illness was first detected in Wyoming in March 2020.

Of those, 54,618 have recovered, according to the Department of Health.

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