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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases seen in Wyoming since the illness was first detected in the state in mid-March grew Monday by the highest number seen since the pandemic began.

However, the number of recoveries since mid-March also increased significantly, growing by 62.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 37 new confirmed cases were reported in nine counties: Albany, Campbell, Laramie, Lincoln, Natrona, Park, Sweetwater, Teton and Uinta. Natrona County had the largest single-day growth at eight.

The increase brought the total number of confirmed cases seen since mid-March to 1,349. Wyoming also has reported 326 probable cases and 20 coronavirus-related deaths.

Teton County reported five new cases Monday for a total of 113 lab-confirmed cases, 32 probable cases and one death.

The number of coronavirus cases rose by one in Albany and Lincoln counties; by three in Park County; by four in Campbell County; by five in Laramie, Teton and Uinta counties; by six in Sweetwater County and by eight in Natrona County.

Weston County showed a decrease of one case.

The number of recoveries on Monday also increased significantly, rising by 62 to total 1,234 among both those with confirmed cases and probable cases. The department said there were 974 recoveries among those with confirmed cases and 260 among those with probable cases.

The number of active cases was set at 423 on Monday, including 357 patients with confirmed cases and 66 patients with probable cases.

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Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington has worked for newspapers across the West. She hosts a rescue podcast, The Fine Line. Her family minivan doubles as her not-so-high-tech recording studio.

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