COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Surge Team member Evan Scott sorts coronavirus specimen collection kits brought in by a courier Sept. 4 at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory in Cheyenne. The Surge Team members were brought on to help process the massive numbers of kits brought in to the lab from state wide health facilities to be tested at the lab. Any identifying patient information has been edited out of the photo.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by 99 on Wednesday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 51 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 Albany (two), Campbell (six), Carbon (13), Fremont (11), Goshen (three), Laramie (five), Natrona (two), Platte (two), Sheridan (two), Sweetwater (five), Teton (one), Uinta (five) and Weston (one) counties. The department subtracted confirmed cases from Big Horn, Converse (five) and Sublette (one) counties.

Additionally, 39 new coronavirus recoveries were announced: 20 confirmed and 19 probable.

Numbers to know

Active cases: 506 (749 including probable cases)

Hospitalized patients: 32 (down two from Tuesday)

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

Total cases: 53,450 (45,438 confirmed, 8,012 probable)

Total recoveries: 52,039 (44,270 confirmed, 7769 probable)

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

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