BREAKING NEWS -- Coronavirus count jumps late Wednesday by 24 in single day, now totals 155

May 6, 2020 From staff reports

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming jumped to 479 Wednesday with the discovery of 27 new cases, the majority in Fremont County.

The state update arrived about 30 minutes after The Ranger's Wednesday print edition went to press.

The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, said 24 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Fremont County on Wednesday, bringing the county's total number of cases to 155.

Kim Deti, a spokeswoman for the department, said the increase was due to the discovery of new cases stemming from an ongoing outbreak in the county.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Fremont County had 155 cases; Laramie County had 109; Teton County had 67; Natrona County had 38; Campbell County had 16; Converse County had 14; Sheridan and Sweetwater counties had 12; Johnson had 11; Albany had eight; Lincoln had seven; Uinta had six; Carbon, Crook and Washakie had five; Goshen had three, and Big Horn had two. Hot Springs, Niobrara, Park and Sublette counties each had one case.

Platte and Weston counties remain free of any confirmed cases of the illness.

The number of recoveries in both people with laboratory-confirmed cases and those with "probable" cases of coronavirus increased slightly on Wednesday, growing by seven to total 416. The number included 295 recoveries among people with laboratory-confirmed cases and 121 among people with "probable" cases, people who have not been tested for coronavirus but have shown symptoms and are known to have been in contact with someone with a laboratory-confirmed case.

In addition to the 452 confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming, the Health Department said the state has 152 unconfirmed "probable" cases.

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