COVID-19 Testing

Lab technician Sam Britz adds a chemical to deactivate samples of coronavirus so the lab can safely handle the samples for testing at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory in Cheyenne Friday, Sept. 4. Any identifying patient information has been edited out of the photo.

On Sunday, 182 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update. The department announced 26 new probable cases.

There are new confirmed cases in Albany (five), Big Horn (four), Campbell(10), Carbon (seven), Crook (one), Fremont (21), Goshen (five), Johnson (one), Laramie (four), Lincoln (three), Natrona (40), Niobrara (one), Park (14), Platte (four), Sheridan (three), Sublette (two), Sweetwater (14), Teton (38), Uinta (three), Washakie (two) and Weston (one) counties.

Health officials announced five new confirmed recoveries and 17 new probable recoveries.

There are now 44,304 confirmed cases, 7,608 probable cases, 42,691 confirmed recoveries and 7,312 probable recoveries in Wyoming.

The virus has resulted in the deaths of 596 Wyomingites.

In Natrona County, 5,679 confirmed cases and 1,834 probable cases have been recorded.

Probable cases are defined by officials as close contacts of lab-confirmed cases with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

A patient is considered fully recovered “when there is resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and there is improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) for 72 hours AND at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared,” according to the Wyoming Department of Health.

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