Novel coronavirus

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19. isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases seen in Wyoming since the illness was first detected in the state in mid-March increased to 866 on Tuesday with the reporting of 10 new cases in six counties.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said new cases were reported in Albany, Campbell, Fremont, Natrona, Park and Uinta counties Tuesday.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Fremont County had reported 278 confirmed cases; Laramie County had 129; Uinta had 80; Teton and Natrona had 74; Washakie had 34; Campbell had 33; Sweetwater had 32; Albany had 26; Sheridan had 15; Converse and Johnson had 14; Carbon had 13; Lincoln had 11; Big Horn and Hot Springs had nine; Park had seven; Crook had six, and Goshen had four. Niobrara, Platte, Sublette and Weston all had one case.

An additional 223 cases throughout the state are considered probable, bringing the total number of known cases to 1,089. Eighteen people in Wyoming have died. 

The number of recoveries seen since the pandemic first surfaced went up by 14 on Tuesday to total 852, with 657 recoveries seen among those with laboratory confirmed coronavirus cases and another 195 probable cases recovered. 

A probable case is when a person has not been tested for coronavirus, but shows signs of the illness and has been in close contact with someone with a confirmed case.

Teton County's cases active case number had dropped to zero but went up to five earlier this week. Teton County's update is available here

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