COVID-19 Update: Hospital Reports Amount of Patients Remains at Critical Level

COVID-19 Update: Hospital Reports Amount of Patients Remains at Critical Level

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.

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Hospital Update

According to the latest MHSC report, the number of COVID-19 positive inpatients at the hospital is at a
critical level
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.

Current Numbers

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.

DatesSweetwater County Positive Cases 2020 cases
July 4-103435
July 11-173237
July 18-244738
July 25-315115
August 1-7459
August 8-149015
August 15-2114912
August 22-2820611
August 29-September 425813
September 5-112763
September 12-1828511
September 19-2528713
September 26-October 219823
October 3-915432
October 10-1612136
October 17-2313674
Sweetwater County Positive Cases Since July 4.

Vaccination Information

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
Wyoming Department of Health graph.

College Update

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:

  1. Classrooms, including laboratories and clinicals;
  2. College vehicles;
  3. Small office spaces;
  4. Theatre events and performances.
  5. 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.