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The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming remained below 500 on Monday despite an increase of 19 in the past week.

Wyoming Department of Health figures showed the state had 477 active coronavirus cases on Monday, compared to 458 on June 1.

The state received 328 new reports of confirmed COVID-19 cases during the week, along with 81 new reports of probable cases.

At the same time, the number of reported recoveries among those with either laboratory-confirmed or probable coronavirus cases went up by 389, leaving the state with 477 active cases.

Laramie County had the state’s highest number of active cases on Monday at 161; Sweetwater County had 64; Campbell County had 47; Natrona County had 34; Park had 33; Uinta had 31; Fremont had 19; Sheridan had 17; Platte had 14; and Albany had 12.

Big Horn and Teton counties each had eight cases; Carbon had seven; Johnson had four; Converse, Goshen and Weston had three; Lincoln, Sublette and Washakie had two; and Crook, Hot Springs and Niobrara had one.

Active cases are determined by adding the total confirmed and probable coronavirus cases diagnosed since the illness first surfaced in Wyoming on March 12, 2020, 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.

New confirmed cases were reported in 20 counties, with Laramie County reporting the highest number of new cases at 96, followed by 48 in Sweetwater County.

The new confirmed and probable cases brought to 60,773 the number of Wyoming residents diagnosed with coronavirus since the illness was first detected in Wyoming.

Of those, 59,576 have recovered, according to the Health Department, and 720 have died.

As expected, the state of Wyoming entered June without any remaining statewide health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, mask orders continue in several public Jackson Hole-area locations through U.S. and local health orders covering federal buildings, public transportation and schools. Masks are required in Teton County schools through the end of the school year, which wraps this week.

Albany County, home to Laramie and the University of Wyoming, also has its own health orders continuing.

State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist said the state was letting its health orders expire because the COVID-19 vaccine had been readily available for anyone in Wyoming who wants one for a while now.

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