Daily Wyoming coronavirus update: 540 new cases, 165 new recoveries | Wyoming News

COVID-19 Testing

COVID-19 Surge Team member Evan Scott sorts coronavirus specimen collection kits brought in by a courier Friday, Sept. 4, at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory in Cheyenne. The Surge Team members were brought on to help process the massive numbers of tests brought in to the lab from state wide health facilities.

On Saturday, 483 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the Wyoming Department of Health’s daily update. The department announced 57 new probable cases.

Health officials announced 135 new confirmed recoveries and 30 new probable recoveries.

There are now 18,726 confirmed cases, 3,155 probable cases, 10,488 confirmed recoveries and 1,759 probable recoveries in Wyoming.

Seventeen new coronavirus deaths were also announced Saturday in Wyoming; 144 Wyomingites have died after contracting COVID-19.

In Natrona County, there have been 2,490 confirmed cases — 35 of which were announced Saturday — as well as 568 probable cases.

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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