Wyoming Continues Distributing Vaccine as Hospitalizations Remain Stable

Wyoming Continues Distributing Vaccine as Hospitalizations Remain Stable

CHEYENNE — Wyoming has administered more than 145,000 first dose, 98,000 second dose, and 5,000 single dose COVID-19 vaccines throughout the state so far, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

The WDH’s April 2 report shows that as of today, Wyoming has received 185,790 first doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and has administered 145,077 of them. The state has also received 138,005 second doses of those vaccines, and has administered 98,193 of them, according to the WDH.

The state is reporting it has administered 5,808 doses of 11,800 doses received for the single-dose Janssen vaccine.

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The WDH’s April 1 hospitalization report shows Wyoming had 20 COVID-19 related hospitalizations statewide. Wyoming Medical Center leads the state in hospitalizations with six, followed by St. Johns Medical Center and Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, both with five hospitalizations.

The WDH reports there have been 47,786 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, 46,788 case recoveries, and 700 deaths since the pandemic started in Wyoming. The state currently has 8,661 probable cases and 390 active cases, compared to 393 active cases last Friday.

According to the White House COVID-19 Task Force, Wyoming had a 2.0 percent 14-day positivity rate from March 18-31. This places Wyoming in the “yellow zone,” which means the state has moderate transmission levels. Last week, the positivity rate was at 1.7 percent.

This WDH graphs shows how the hospitalizations have remains stable for a over a month.

Sweetwater County

According to the WDH, Sweetwater County has had 3,884 lab-confirmed cases, 3,808 case recoveries, and 37 deaths since the start of the pandemic. There are currently 153 probable cases and 45 active cases compared to 60 active cases last Friday.

The WDH’s April 1 hospitalization report shows Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County does not have any COVID-19 related hospitalizations at this time. MHSC currently has six out of its nine Intensive Care Unit beds available.

The White House COVID-19 Task Force shows that Sweetwater County had a 5.7 percent 14-day positivity rate from March 18-31. That’s an increase from 4.7 percent last week. This is the second week in a row, Sweetwater County has seen a small increase in its positivity rate.

Despite the increase in positivity rate, Sweetwater County has moved from a “yellow zone” to a “red zone” meaning the county has high transmission levels. Teton, Fremont and Lincoln counties are also in the “red zone” for transmission rates.


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