Sweetwater County Has 100 Active COVID-19 Cases, New 1-Day Positive Case Record

Sweetwater County Has 100 Active COVID-19 Cases, New 1-Day Positive Case Record

Today the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County had a big line at its COVID-19 Coronavirus swabbing station. SweetwaterNOW photo by Stephanie Thompson

ROCK SPRINGS — According to the latest statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), Sweetwater County saw 27 confirmed COVID-19 Coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

The WDH’s October 30 report also shows the County now has 100 active cases, 521 positive cases with 421 recoveries, 32 probable cases, and two deaths.

Since Sunday, the county saw an increase of 83 COVID-19 positive cases, 39 recoveries, and 44 active cases and eight probable cases, while deaths remained the same.

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The WDH’s hospitalization report shows the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has one COVID-19 related hospitalization.

As for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed availability, the MHSC currently has five out of nine beds available.

With the increase in the amount of COVID-19 cases in the county, both the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, Sweetwater County Public Health Officer Dr. Jean Stachon, and Sweetwater County Public Health expressed their concerns to the public asking them to wear masks, practice proper social distance and wash their hands frequently to slow the spread of the virus.

Wyoming Stats

Wyoming also saw two new records today when 120 COVID-19 related hospitalizations were reported and an additional 431 confirmed COVID-19 cases were also reported.

As for hospitalizations, the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is reporting the highest number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations with 29, followed by the Wyoming Medical Center with 27.

The state currently has 11,020 COVID-19 positive cases with 7,209 positive case recoveries for a total of 3,811 active cases, 2,008 probable cases with 1,246 probable recoveries and 87 deaths. Ten more deaths were reported this week. So far, 338,919 COVID-19 tests have been completed.

Since Sunday, Wyoming has seen an increase of 1,624 COVID-19 positive cases, 782 positive case recoveries, 842 active cases, 363 probable cases with 148 probable recoveries and 19 deaths. During that same time frame, 22,968 tests have been completed.

In terms of open ICU beds, the Wyoming Medical Center has two out of 14 ICU beds available, while the Cheyenne Medical Regional Center has four out of 15 open and Campbell County Memorial Hospital has two out of seven beds available.


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