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Daily Wyoming coronavirus update: 80 new cases, 77 new recoveries
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Daily Wyoming coronavirus update

Daily Wyoming coronavirus update: 80 new cases, 77 new recoveries

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Containers from health care centers around Wyoming containing coronavirus specimen collection kits arrive at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory in Cheyenne for sorting Friday, 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 80 on Friday, with the number of confirmed cases rising by 70 and the number of probable cases rising by 10, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update.

Additionally, 77 new coronavirus recoveries were announced: 60 confirmed and 77 probable.

As of Friday, more than 50,000 confirmed Wyoming COVID-19 patients have fully recovered (50,008).

With one month left to reach President Biden's goal of vaccinating 70% of adults against COVID-19, millions of Americans still haven't gotten their shots. The director of the National Institutes of Health tells Newsy why he thinks people are still hesitant."Some of them, I think, are skeptical about the vaccine. Some may have heard various rumors or conspiracies about the dangers associated with it. Some of them are people of faith who aren't quite sure that this is necessarily part of God's plan. Some of them have been influenced by politics," Dr. Francis Collins said. According to a recent Census Bureau survey, over half of Americans who are hesitant to get vaccinated say it's because they are worried about negative side effects. Forty-six percent also say they don't trust the vaccine, and more than a third, 37%, said they don't trust the government. States in the South and West are the most hesitant.White House officials say they are working with evangelical church leaders and trusted community leaders to reach these groups, but admit to Newsy they know some Americans just can't be convinced at least not yet. They dismissed the idea that former President Trump could be a secret weapon to convince his supporters, many of whom are holding out on getting vaccinated. Dr. Collins says the best way to reach people who are resisting the vaccines is listen, don't lecture: "I want to hear, 'OK, tell me what your concerns are.' And oftentimes, they're not what I would have guessed. People have different approaches to this. And oftentimes, they are things that are amenable to a conversation if we can just get the conversation started and not turn it into a lecture."Hesitancy is highest among people under 40 and those without a college degree.

Numbers to know

Active cases: 311 (531 including probable cases)

Hospitalized patients: 34 (not yet updated from Thursday)

Deaths: 720 (one announced this week, one announced this month)

Total vaccine doses received: 455,965 (221,325 Pfizer, 207,040 Moderna, 27,600 Johnson & Johnson)

First vaccine doses given: 188,573

Second vaccine doses given: 167,270

One-time vaccine doses given: 13,214

Are we trending up or down?

The state’s 14-day average in confirmed cases is 51.4 per day.

That number is up two from a month ago.

The state’s 14-day average in total cases is 68.8 per day. That number is up 3.7 from a month ago.

The state’s number of confirmed active cases is 311. That number is up 52 from a month ago.

The state’s number of total active cases is 531. That number is up 72 from a month ago.

Where are the cases coming from?

Laramie (159), Sweetwater (123) and Campbell (114) counties have had the most confirmed cases over the past 14 days.

Platte (5.4%), Sweetwater (2.8%) and Campbell (2.5%) counties have had the highest percentage of their confirmed cases come from the past 14 days.

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