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 260 on Friday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 232 and the number of probable cases rising by 28, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update.

There are new confirmed cases in Albany (16), Big Horn (seven), Campbell (19), Carbon (14), Converse, Fremont (22), Goshen (six), Laramie (22), Lincoln (seven), Natrona (24), Park (six), Platte (two), Sheridan (four), Sublette (two), Sweetwater (25), Teton (53) and Uinta (two) counties.

Additionally, 193 new coronavirus recoveries were announced: 147 confirmed and 46 probable.

The state of Wyoming has received 57,150 initial vaccine doses (29,250 Pfizer, 27,900 Moderna) as of Friday — 38,711 of which have been administered. Wyoming has received 28,700 secondary vaccines (11,700 Pfizer, 17,000 Moderna) — 8,064 of which have been administered.

Numbers to know

Active cases: 1,009 (1,309 including probable cases)

Hospitalized patients: 54 (down 10 from Thursday)

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

Total cases: 51,690 (44,116 confirmed, 7,574 probable)

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