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 62 on Thursday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 58 and the number of probable cases rising by four, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update.

There are new confirmed cases in Big Horn (three), Carbon, Crook, Goshen (two), Hot Springs, Johnson, Laramie (four), Lincoln (10), Natrona (three), Sheridan (seven), Sublette (two), Sweetwater (11), Teton (five) and Uinta (seven) counties.

Additionally, 254 new coronavirus recoveries were announced: 231 confirmed and 23 probable.

The state of Wyoming has received 57,150 initial vaccine doses (29,250 Pfizer, 27,900 Moderna) as of Thursday — 36,654 of which have been administered. Wyoming has received 25,775 secondary vaccines (8,775 Pfizer, 17,000 Moderna) — 7,338 of which have been administered.

The state has confirmed an average of 136.9 new cases per day over the last 10 days — the lowest number since Oct. 14.

Numbers to know

Active cases: 924 (1,242 including probable cases)

Hospitalized patients: 64 (down six from Wednesday)

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

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