Moderate COVID-19 Transmission Levels Reported for Wyoming and Sweetwater County

Moderate COVID-19 Transmission Levels Reported for Wyoming and Sweetwater County

CHEYENNE — According to the White House COVID-19 Task Force, Wyoming had a 2.1 percent 14-day positivity rate from April 8 to April 21. This places Wyoming in the “yellow zone,” which means the state has moderate transmission levels.

Last week, the positivity rate was at 2.4 percent, marking a slight decrease.

Wyoming has administered more than 169,000 first dose, 123,000 second dose, and 10,000 single dose COVID-19 vaccines throughout the state so far, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

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The Wyoming Department of Health’s (WDH) April 23 COVID-19 vaccination report shows that as of today, Wyoming has received 227,420 first doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and has administered 169,015 of them. The WDH also reports the state has received 168,795 second doses of those vaccines, and has administered 134,167 of them, which is up by over 10,000 since last Friday.

The state is reporting it has administered 10,093 doses of 25,600 doses received for the single-dose Janssen vaccine.

The WDH’s April 23 hospitalization report shows Wyoming has 20 COVID-19 related hospitalizations statewide, which is down from 24 last Friday. Wyoming Medical Center in Casper has the most hospitalizations with eight patients, followed by Cheyenne Regional Medical Center with seven patients.

The WDH reports there have been 48,761 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, 47,812 case recoveries, and 705 deaths since the pandemic started in Wyoming. That means two deaths were recorded this week. The state currently has 8,935 probable cases and 338 active cases compared to 373 active cases last Friday.

Sweetwater County

The White House COVID-19 Task Force shows that Sweetwater County had a 4.5 percent 14-day positivity rate from April 8 to April 21. That’s a decrease from 4.9 percent last week. This places Sweetwater County in the “yellow zone” meaning the county’s transmission levels are moderate. Last week, Sweetwater County was in the “orange zone” with moderately high transmission levels.

Goshen and Laramie Counties are also in the yellow zone, while Albany and Teton counties are in the orange zone. The rest of the counties in the state are in the green zones, meaning they have low and very low transmission levels.

According to the WDH, Sweetwater County has had 3,997 lab-confirmed cases, 3,927 case recoveries, and 37 deaths since the start of the pandemic. There are currently 162 probable cases and 39 active cases. Last Friday, Sweetwater County had 39 active cases as well.

The WDH’s April 23 hospitalization report shows Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County (MHSC) currently has no coronavirus-related hospitalizations. Last Friday there were also no hospitalizations.


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