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The number of active coronavirus cases declined by more than 300 over the weekend to fall to less than 2,000 for the first time in three months.

The Wyoming Department of Health’s regular coronavirus update on Monday reported that the state received 355 reports of new laboratory-confirmed cases between Friday and Monday, along with 129 reports of new probable cases.

Also during the weekend, the number of recoveries reported among those with confirmed or probable cases grew by 797, leaving the state with 1,795 active cases, a decline of 313 from Friday. Monday marked the first time the active case total had fallen to less than 2,000 since August 12.

Laramie County had the highest number of active cases at 388; Natrona County had 275; Uinta County had 145; Albany County had 138; Sweetwater had 103; Sheridan had 102; Campbell had 97; Fremont had 89; Park had 56; Johnson had 48; Goshen had 46, and Platte had 43.

Teton and Carbon counties had 42; Lincoln had 34; Niobrara had 28; Big Horn and Converse had 23; Washakie had 21; Crook had 19; Sublette had 17; Weston had 14, and Hot Springs had two.

There have been 1,347 Wyoming residents who died from coronavirus. Fourteen of those deaths were citizens of Teton County, where there have been 5,237 confirmed and 125 probable virus cases reported.

As of Monday, St. John’s Health in Jackson had two laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit and three laboratory-confirmed COVID patients in primary care.

Also as of Monday, 241,543 Wyoming residents were vaccinated against the virus, which is about 42% of the population. Teton County has the highest rate of vaccination in the state with about 83% of its population vaccinated, according to Wyoming Department of Health statistics.

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