Wyoming COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease to 98 Over Weekend; Active Cases Up

Wyoming COVID-19 Hospitalizations Decrease to 98 Over Weekend; Active Cases Up

CHEYENNE – According to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), the number of COVID-19 Coronavirus hospitalizations in Wyoming are at 98 this afternoon. On Friday, hospitalizations were at 108, according the WDH’s hospitalization report.

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has the most hospitalizations with 24, and Wyoming Medical Center has the second highest in the state with 18. Campbell County Memorial Hospital has eight COVID-19 hospitalizations and Power Valley Healthcare has six.

Wyoming has 2,039 active cases, which is up from 1,516 active cases on Friday. Among Wyoming residents, there have been 40,554 lab-confirmed cases, 38,515 case recoveries, and 489 deaths since the start of the pandemic. There are currently 6,841 probable cases.

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The 14-day rolling average positivity rate for the state is at 6.27 percent. It has stayed in the 6 percent range since December 22.

Sweetwater County

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County officials reported one COVID-19 related hospitalization today.

According to Sweetwater County Public Health Officer Dr. Jean Stachon, Sweetwater County reported another COVID-19 related death over the weekend, but this death has not been added to the state’s total yet. That brings Sweetwater County’s COVID-19 related deaths to 25.

According to the WDH, Sweetwater County has had 3,065 lab-confirmed cases and 2,934 case recoveries. There are 108 active cases and 122 probable cases.

The 14-day rolling average positivity rate for Sweetwater County is 9.56 percent. Two weeks ago on December 28, the positivity rate was 12.25 percent.

Sublette County

The WDH reports four new COVID-19 cases in Sublette County today. Sublette County has 14 active cases, with 603 recoveries, and seven deaths, for a total of 624 cases since the pandemic began.

As Sublette County Public Health continues to work through the priority list for administering free COVID-19 vaccinations, they have added a new page to the Response Group website where updates will be posted, and where people can access the form to register for their vaccinations. The page can be found at https://www.sublettewycovid.com/vaccines.


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