CHEYENNE — According to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), COVID-19 Coronavirus hospitalizations are at 44 today, which is nine less than at the start of the week.
This is the first time the number of hospitalizations have been at 44 since October 6, according to the WDH hospitalization report. One month ago today on January 5, the state had 114 COVID-19 hospitalizations. The state’s peak was 247 hospitalizations on November 30.
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has the most hospitalizations with 17 patients. Wyoming Medical Center in Casper dropped down from 18 hospitalizations on Monday to four patients today. Wyoming Medical Center has consistently had double-digit numbers of hospitalizations until this week. Memorial Hospital of Carbon County also has four patients as of today.
Twenty-eight Coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed this week, bringing the state’s total to 624 deaths.
Wyoming’s lab-confirmed active cases sits at 1,374 cases. On Monday, February 1, there were 1,496 active cases.
Among Wyoming residents, there have been 44,911 lab-confirmed cases and 43,537 case recoveries since the start of the pandemic. The state currently has 7,665 probable cases.
The WDH reports that Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has one COVID-19 hospitalization as of today.
The WDH also reports Sweetwater County has had 3,397 lab-confirmed cases, 3,310 case recoveries, and 33 deaths since the start of the pandemic. There are currently 136 probable cases.
Sweetwater County currently has 58 lab-confirmed active cases, compared to 98 active cases on Monday, February 1.
Sweetwater County School District No. 2 reported today that they have a total of 24 staff and students out due to COVID-19 or through quarantines related to COVID-19. Three staff members and 21 students are quarantined as of today.
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