COVID-19 Testing

Lab technician Hanna Ahuja prepares samples of coronavirus tests for a PCR machine at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory in Cheyenne Friday, Sept. 4. Ahuja injects 5ml samples in each well of a 96 well plate which will be put in the PCR machine. The PCR machine copies the genetic material and detects if a sample is COVID positive.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by 81 on Thursday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 33 and the number of probable cases rising by 48, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update.

There are new confirmed cases in Big Horn (three), Carbon (one), Fremont (two), Goshen (four), Lincoln (seven), Park (two), Platte (one), Sheridan (two), Sublette (one), Sweetwater (four), Teton (eight), Uinta (five), Washakie (one) counties. The department subtracted confirmed cases from Converse (seven) and Natrona (one) counties.

Additionally, 110 new coronavirus recoveries were announced: 61 confirmed and 49 probable.

Numbers to know

Active cases: 478 (720 including probable cases)

Hospitalized patients: 31 (down one from Wednesday)

Deaths: 662 (15 announced this week, 66 announced this month)

Total cases: 53, 531 (45,471 confirmed, 8,060 probable)

Total recoveries: 52,149 (44,331 confirmed, 7,818 probable)

First vaccine doses received: 83,675 (43,875 Pfizer, 39,800 Moderna)

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