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 145 on Monday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 150 and the number of probable cases falling by five, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update.

There are new confirmed cases in Albany (nine), Campbell (six), Carbon (four), Converse, Fremont (21), Hot Springs, Laramie (eight), Lincoln (four), Natrona (28), Park (two), Platte (five), Sheridan (five), Sublette (four), Sweetwater (17), Teton (30) and Uinta (five) counties.

Additionally, 314 new coronavirus recoveries were announced: 267 confirmed and 47 probable.

The state of Wyoming has received 57,150 initial vaccine doses (29,250 Pfizer, 27,900 Moderna) as of Monday — 47,677 of which have been administered. Wyoming has received 28,700 secondary vaccines (11,700 Pfizer, 17,000 Moderna) — 9,154 of which have been administered.

Over the past 10 days, 1,474 total new cases have been announced, the fewest since Sept. 29 through Oct. 8.

Numbers to know

Active cases: 900 (1,144 including probable cases)

Hospitalized patients: 53 (down one from Friday)

Deaths: 596 (none announced this week, none announced this month)

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