Wyoming COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue to Decline; 66 Reported Today

Wyoming COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue to Decline; 66 Reported Today

CHEYENNE — According to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), COVID-19 Coronavirus hospitalizations are at 66 today after dropping to 64 on Sunday.

The last time the state saw hospitalizations this low was October 18 when the state had 65 COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to the WDH hospitalization report. A month ago today on Christmas Day, the state had 118 hospitalizations. The state’s peak was 247 hospitalizations on November 30.

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has the most hospitalizations with 14 patients, followed by Wyoming Medical Center in Casper with 13. St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson has 10 patients and Sheridan Memorial Hospital has five.

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As of today, the state’s 14-day day rolling average positivity rate is 5.67 percent. That rate was 6.27 percent one month ago on December 25, and was 7.15 percent two weeks ago.

Wyoming’s lab-confirmed active cases sits at 1,229, compared to 1,825 on Friday, January 22.

Among Wyoming residents, there have been 43,599 lab-confirmed cases, 41,875 case recoveries, and 571 deaths since the start of the pandemic. The state currently has 7,463 probable cases.

During an information meeting today, Sweetwater County Health Officer Dr. Stachon said the state’s average of COVID-19 vaccine administration for the first dose is about 68 percent, and the state’s average for the second dose is around 22 percent administration.

Sweetwater County

The WDH reports that Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has one COVID-19 hospitalization as of today. Kim White, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County’s Incident Commander for the hospital’s COVID-19 Preparedness Team, said the hospital is starting to see a decrease in COVID-19 related emergency room visits.

According to Dr. Stachon, Sweetwater County has administered all of its first doses of the vaccine and is waiting for more. The county has already administered 50 percent of its second doses it has received.

The WDH reports Sweetwater County has had 3,285 lab-confirmed cases, 3,170 case recoveries, and 30 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Sweetwater County currently has 88 active cases, compared to 96 on Friday, January 22, and 133 probable cases.

As of today, the 14-day rolling average positivity rate is 7.79 percent. Two weeks ago, the average positivity rate was 9.3 percent. One month ago, the rate was 15.82 percent.


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