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Daily Wyoming coronavirus update: 48 new cases, 33 new recoveries
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Daily Wyoming coronavirus update

Daily Wyoming coronavirus update: 48 new cases, 33 new recoveries

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Lab technician Sam Britz loads samples of coronavirus tests in to a QIAcube at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory in Cheyenne on 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.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by 48 on Wednesday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 37 and the number of probable cases rising by 11, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update.

There are new confirmed cases in Albany (seven), Campbell (three), Carbon, Converse, Johnson, Laramie (five), Lincoln (two), Natrona (seven), Park (six), Sublette, Sweetwater (two), Teton, and Weston counties. The department subtracted one confirmed case from Uinta Coutny’s total.

Thirty-three new coronavirus recoveries were also announced: 25 confirmed and eight probable.

Numbers to know

Active cases: 504 (625 including probable cases)

Hospitalized patients: 12 (down five from Tuesday)

Deaths: 42 (none this week, five this month)

Total cases: 4,151 (3,520 confirmed, 631 probable)

Total recoveries: 3,484 (2,974 confirmed, 510 probable)

Total tests: 124,089 (49,400 from state lab, 74,689 from commercial labs)

Are we trending up or down?

The state’s 10-day average is 27.5 confirmed cases and 33.1 total cases per day.

A day ago, we were averaging 0.2 fewer confirmed cases and 1.2 fewer total cases per day.

A week ago, we were averaging one fewer confirmed case and 0.1 more total cases per day.

A month ago, we were averaging 4.1 more confirmed cases and 3.3 more total cases per day.

Where are the cases coming from?

Albany (56), Natrona (30) and Laramie (29) counties have had the most confirmed cases over the past 10 days.

Albany (31.8%), Weston (20%) and Big Horn (17.4%) 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: seventh fewest (11th fewest in the last seven days)

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

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

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

Cases in Wyoming by county (probable in parentheses)

Albany: 176 (32)

Big Horn: 46 (5)

Campbell: 183 (30)

Carbon: 168 (25)

Converse: 33 (21)

Crook: 15

Fremont: 548 (66)

Goshen: 57 (11)

Hot Springs: 26 (4)

Johnson: 23 (6)

Laramie: 449 (148)

Lincoln: 92 (28)

Natrona: 276 (54)

Niobrara: 1 (2)

Park: 166 (13)

Platte: 6 (1)

Sheridan: 124 (58)

Sublette: 41 (10)

Sweetwater: 298 (18)

Teton: 417 (34)

Uinta: 257 (51)

Washakie: 103 (8)

Weston: 15 (6)

Deaths in Wyoming by county

Fremont: 14

Washakie: 6

Laramie: 4

Carbon: 2

Natrona: 2

Sweetwater: 2

Uinta: 2

Big Horn: 1

Campbell: 1

Goshen: 1

Johnson: 1

Lincoln: 1

Park: 1

Platte: 1

Sheridan: 1

Sublette: 1

Teton: 1


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.

Active cases are determined by subtracting the number of recoveries and deaths from the number of cases.

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