COVID Testing

Coronavirus tests are prepared to be placed in to a QIAcube for processing at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory in Cheyenne Friday, Sept. 4. The cube can process 12 samples in an hour and the facility has seven machines total to help with the increase of testing, up from the three machines in March. Content Exchange

The total number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by 46 on Tuesday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 39 and the number of probable cases rising by seven, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update.

There are new confirmed cases in Albany (10), Converse (three), Crook (four), Fremont, Goshen (two), Laramie (four) , Lincoln, Natrona (four), Park, Platte, Sheridan (four), Sublette (two) and Teton (two) counties.

Forty-one new coronavirus recoveries were also announced: 31 confirmed and 10 probable.

Numbers to know

Active cases: 390 (467 including probable cases)

Hospitalized patients: 16 (up three from Monday)

Deaths: 46 (four this week, nine this month)

Total cases: 4,438 (3,762 confirmed, 676 probable)

Total recoveries: 3,925 (3,326 confirmed, 599 probable)

Total tests: 135,476 (54,171 from state lab, 81,305 from commercial labs)

Are we trending up or down?

The state’s 10-day average is 37.6 confirmed cases and 43.2 total cases per day.

A day ago, we were averaging 2.6 fewer confirmed cases and 2.9 fewer total cases per day.

A week ago, we were averaging 10.3 fewer confirmed cases and 11.3 fewer total cases per day.

A month ago, we were averaging seven fewer confirmed cases and 12.8 fewer total cases per day.

Where are the cases coming from?

Laramie (84), Natrona (57) and Laramie (39) counties have had the most confirmed cases over the past 10 days.

Crook (46.2%), Platte (40%) and Albany (37.2%) counties have had the highest percentage of their confirmed cases come from the past 10 days.

How do we compare nationally?

Total cases: second fewest (fourth fewest in the last seven days)

Cases per 100,000 residents: sixth fewest (18th fewest in the last seven days)

Deaths: second fewest (fifth fewest in the last seven days)

Deaths per 100,000 residents: third fewest (14th fewest in the last seven days)

All numbers according to the New York Times, which includes probable counts where they exist.

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