CHEYENNE — According to the Wyoming Department of Health’s (WDH) hospitalization report for December 20, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is 82 today, falling below 100 for the first time since August.
The number of hospitalizations has been trending downward throughout the state since October and today, the number has finally fallen below 100. The last time hospitalizations were below 100 was August 12 when the state had 99 hospitalizations.
Wyoming hit a peak on October 21 with 249 hospitalizations. Over the weekend hospitalizations were at 103, meaning the state saw a decrease of 21 patients from Sunday to Monday.
Currently, the WDH is reporting that the state has 688 active COVID-19 cases, and has had 90,065 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic. There have been 1,502 coronavirus-related deaths in Wyoming.
Just last week, the WDH reported that Wyoming has seen its first confirmed case of the omicron variant of COVID-19. Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist, said at that time that there is still a lot to learn about omicron and its potential impact over time, however, she is concerned about how easily and quickly the variant appears to be transmitted between people.