SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County (MHSC) is reporting the amount of COVID-19 positive patients they are seeing remains at a critical level.
As Sweetwater County Public Health officials continue to send out COVID-19 updates, we’ll look them over and pass on any new information to our readers.
Here’s what is new in this week’s update.
According to the latest MHSC report, the number of COVID-19 positive inpatients at the hospital is at a
MHSC has seen a continual increase since Friday, Oct. 22. Here’s a recent breakdown:
- Friday, Oct. 22: 22 inpatients, including 10 COVID-19 positive.
- Saturday, Oct. 23: 24 inpatients, including 13 COVID-19 positive.
- Sunday, Oct. 24: 24 inpatients, including 17 COVID-19 positive.
- Monday, Oct. 25: 24 inpatients, including 17 COVID-19 positive.
- Tuesday, Oct. 26: 26 inpatients, including 14 COVID-19 positive.
- Wednesday, Oct. 27: 23 inpatients, including 11 COVID-19 positive.
As of October 27, Sweetwater County is at 10.2 percent 14-day rolling average test positivity rate with 139 active cases. Percent positivity is down from 12.6 percent, but active cases are up from 118.
Transmission levels are still high and in the “Red Zone,” meaning the county is in a high transmission rate.
So far, Sweetwater County is reporting 80 confirmed COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Public health is reporting it is aware of a number of additional deaths, however Vital Statistics is currently lagging one to two months behind in reporting.
|Dates||Sweetwater County Positive Cases||2020 cases|
|August 29-September 4||258||13|
|September 26-October 2||198||23|
As of October 26, there are 15,822 (37.37%) fully vaccinated individuals in Sweetwater County.
From October 1-28 Public Health has administered 944 COVID-19 vaccinations. Booster doses
for Moderna and Johnson and Johnson were approved. The ACIP meets November 2-3 to review COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5-11.
Walk-in COVID-19/Flu Clinics scheduled at the Events Complex from 1-4 p.m.:
(Pfizer, Moderna, J & J boosters are available)
- November 9
- November 16
- November 23
- November 30
Western Wyoming Community College is reporting four new COVID-19 positive cases with five active cases and 54 total recoveries.
Face coverings are required for the following spaces when social distancing cannot occur:
- Classrooms, including laboratories and clinicals;
- College vehicles;
- Small office spaces;
- Theatre events and performances.
- The Children’s Center staff, if they are not fully vaccinated.
Western’s Board of Trustees will review the current mask requirements again after the end of the semester.