Friday saw the highest daily spike in coronavirus cases that Wyoming has seen since the illness was first diagnosed in the state.
The number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming reached 2,114 Friday as counties around the state reported 248 new laboratory-confirmed cases and 42 new probable cases, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily coronavirus update.
The number of new confirmed cases set a record for daily reports of new cases, exceeding the previous record of 195 on Oct. 9.
Albany County reported 50 new cases; Natrona County has 49; Campbell County has 27; Sweetwater County has 19; Laramie County has 18; Fremont and Park counties each reported 16.
Big Horn County’s coronavirus cases increased by 12; Weston’s by eight; Crook, Sublette and Teton counties’ cases increased by five. Uinta County and Johnson County’s cases are up by four; Carbon and Converse counties have three new cases. Platte County has two more; Lincoln and Washakie counties each report one new case.
Active cases are determined by adding the total confirmed and probable coronavirus cases diagnosed since the illness first surfaced in Wyoming on March 12, 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.
Friday’s increase brought Wyoming’s total number of laboratory-confirmed and probable cases to 8,665.
— Via Wyoming News Exchange