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 44 on Wednesday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 21 and the number of probable cases rising by 23, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update.

There are new confirmed cases in Albany (two), Carbon, Converse, Fremont (three), Goshen, Laramie (three), Lincoln (six), Sheridan (three), Sublette, Sweetwater (two), Teton (three) and Uinta counties. The department subtracted confirmed cases from Campbell (three), Natrona (two) and Niobrara counties.

Additionally, 11 new coronavirus recoveries were announced: three confirmed and eight probable.

Numbers to know

Active cases: 424 (638 including probable cases)

Hospitalized patients: 25 (up four from Tuesday)

Deaths: 671 (nine announced this week, 66 announced this month)

Total cases: 53,988 (45,801 confirmed, 8,187 probable)

Total recoveries: 52,679 (44,706 confirmed, 7,973 probable)

First vaccine doses received: 95,225 (49,725 Pfizer, 45,500 Moderna)

First vaccine doses given: 81,338

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