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 nine on Sunday, with the number of confirmed cases falling by 36 and the number of probable cases rising by 45, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update.

There are new confirmed cases in Albany (three), Goshen (one), Platte (one), Sublette (three), Teton (five) and Washakie (one) counties. The department subtracted confirmed cases from Big Horn (two), Campbell (six), Converse (three), Fremont (five), Johnson (four), Laramie (16), Lincoln (one), Natrona (five), Park (two), Sheridan (five) and Sweetwater (one) counties.

Health officials announced no new confirmed recoveries and 44 new probable recoveries.

There are now 44,897 confirmed cases, 7,730 probable cases, 43,557 confirmed recoveries and 7,459 probable recoveries in Wyoming.

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The virus has resulted in the deaths of 624 Wyomingites.

In Natrona County, 5,735 confirmed cases and 1,846 probable cases have been recorded.

Probable cases are defined by officials as close contacts of lab-confirmed cases with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

A patient is considered fully recovered “when there is resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and there is improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) for 72 hours AND at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared,” according to the Wyoming Department of Health.

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