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Daily Wyoming coronavirus update: 48 new cases, 69 new recoveries
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Daily Wyoming coronavirus update

Daily Wyoming coronavirus update: 48 new cases, 69 new recoveries

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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. State lawmakers rejected plans to rein in the powers of the state health officer.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by 48 on Thursday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 39 and the number of probable cases rising by nine, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update.

There are new confirmed cases in Albany (four), Campbell, Converse (three), Crook (two), Fremont (two), Goshen (two), Hot Springs, Laramie (six), Natrona (four), Park (three), Sheridan (four), Sweetwater (three), Teton (two) and Uinta (two) counties.

Sixty-nine new coronavirus recoveries were also announced: 55 confirmed and 14 probable.

Numbers to know

Active cases: 488 (604 including probable cases)

Hospitalized patients: 12 (same number as Wednesday)

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

Total cases: 4,199 (3,559 confirmed, 640 probable)

Total recoveries: 3,553 (3,029 confirmed, 524 probable)

Total tests: 124,718 (49,872 from state lab, 74,846 from commercial labs)

Are we trending up or down?

The state’s 10-day average is 29.5 confirmed cases and 35.7 total cases per day.

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

A week ago, we were averaging 2.9 fewer confirmed cases and 2.1 fewer total cases per day.

A month ago, we were averaging 1.6 more confirmed cases and 4.1 fewer total cases per day.

Where are the cases coming from?

Albany (60), Natrona (34) and Laramie (33) counties have had the most confirmed cases over the past 10 days.

Albany (33%), Sheridan (19.5%) and Crook (17.6%) 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 (12th fewest in the last seven days)

Deaths: second fewest (tied for second 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.

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