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Labs confirmed 30 new coronavirus cases in Wyoming over the weekend. But no new cases were found in Teton County. 

Wyoming's total COVID-19 case count reached 638 as of Sunday.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its regular coronavirus updates, reported that new cases were diagnosed in seven counties, including 12 in Washakie County, where the department said an outbreak had been detected at a long-term health care facility.

New cases were also reported in Albany, Big Horn, Hot Springs, Johnson and Natrona counties.

As of Sunday afternoon, Fremont County had 218 cases; Laramie County had 121 cases; Teton County had 69 cases; Natrona County had 57; Washakie County had 28; Albany, Campbell and Sweetwater had 17; Converse and Johnson had 14; Sheridan had 12; Lincoln had 11; Carbon and Uinta had nine; Hot Springs had eight; Crook had five; Goshen had four; Big Horn had three, and Park had two. Niobrara, Platte and Sublette counties each had one case.

Weston County remained the only county in Wyoming without a documented coronavirus case.

The number of recoveries also went up over the weekend by 24 to total 575, including 426 among patients with confirmed cases of the virus and 149 among those with probable cases.

A probable case is defined as one where a patient shows symptoms of coronavirus and had been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case, but has not been tested for the illness. As of Sunday, the Department of Health said the state had 200 probable cases.

The number of active cases in the state stood at 253 on Sunday, with 202 active confirmed cases and 51 active probable cases.

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