COVID-19 Testing

Coronavirus specimen collection kits arrive at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory in Cheyenne for sorting Friday, 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. Any identifying patient information has been edited out of the photo.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by 216 on Wednesday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 175 and the number of probable cases rising by 41, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update.

There are new confirmed cases in Albany (nine), Big Horn (five), Campbell (16), Carbon (six), Crook (three), Fremont (12), Goshen (four), Hot Springs, Laramie (19), Lincoln (10), Natrona (11), Park (nine), Platte (five), Sheridan (11), Sublette (two), Sweetwater (five), Teton (27), Uinta (18), Washakie and Weston counties.

Additionally, 70 new coronavirus recoveries were announced: 54 confirmed and 16 probable.

The state of Wyoming has received 56,520 initial vaccine doses (29,250 Pfizer, 27,900 Moderna) as of Wednesday — 35,081 of which have been administered. Wyoming has received 25,775 secondary vaccines (8,775 Pfizer, 17,000 Moderna) — 5,900 of which have been administered.

Numbers to know

Active cases: 1,097 (1,434 including probable cases)

Hospitalized patients: 70 (down one from Tuesday)

Deaths: 596 (25 announced this week, 158 announced this month)

Total cases: 51,368 (43,826 confirmed, 7,542 probable)

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