COVID-19 Testing

Containers from health care centers around Wyoming containing 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.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by 46 on Tuesday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by nine and the number of probable cases rising by 37, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update.

There are new confirmed cases in Big Horn (four), Fremont (five), Lincoln (two), Park (two), Sheridan, Teton (10) and Uinta (five) counties. The department subtracted confirmed cases from Campbell (six), Goshen (two), Johnson (one), Laramie (four), Natrona (six) and Washakie (one) counties.

Additionally, 95 new coronavirus recoveries were announced: 78 confirmed and 17 probable.

Numbers to know

Active cases: 546 (797 including probable cases)

Hospitalized patients: 32 (down nine from Monday)

Deaths: 647 (23 announced this week, 51 announced this month)

Total cases: 52,830 (45,056 confirmed, 7,774 probable)

Total recoveries: 51,386 (43,863 confirmed, 7,523 probable)

First vaccine doses received: 65,850 (33,150 Pfizer, 32,700 Moderna)

First vaccine doses given: 58,636

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