COVID-19 Testing

Coronavirus specimen collection kits arrive at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory in Cheyenne for sorting by the COVID-19 Surge Team on Sept. 4. The lab covers the cost of shipping and receives daily shipments from health care centers. The samples arrive in one day and roughly 80% of the samples are tested the same day they arrive at the facility.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by 105 on Thursday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 87 and the number of probable cases rising by 18, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update.

There are new confirmed cases in Albany (five), Big Horn (four), Carbon (25), Converse (one), Fremont (17), Goshen (three), Laramie (nine), Natrona (two), Park (four), Sublette (one), Sweetwater (15), Teton (five) and Washakie (one) counties. The department subtracted confirmed cases from Campbell (two), Johnson (one), Platte (one) and Uinta counties.

Additionally, 106 new coronavirus recoveries were announced: 78 confirmed and 28 probable.

Numbers to know

Active cases: 549 (807 including probable cases)

Hospitalized patients: 41 (down four from Wednesday)

Deaths: 647 (23 announced this week, 51 announced this month)

Total cases: 52,979 (45,155 confirmed, 7,824 probable)

Total recoveries: 51,525 (43,959 confirmed, 7,566 probable)

First vaccine doses received: 77,975 (39,975 Pfizer, 38,000 Moderna)

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