CHEYENNE — Wyoming has stayed around 224 COVID-19 Coronavirus hospitalizations today, according to the Wyoming Department of Health’s (WDH) latest hospitalization report.
Not only did the number of hospitalizations for the state remain stable today, but the actual number of active cases decreased by 465 since Wednesday for a total of 8,814.
According to the WDH, active cases are determined by subtracting the amount of recovered cases from the total number of cases.
Wyoming has seen a total of 27,597 COVID-19 positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic and 215 deaths during that same time frame. No new deaths were reported today.
For statewide hospitalizations, Wyoming Medical Center continues to lead the state with 74 COVID-19 related hospitalizations, followed by Cheyenne Regional Medical Center with 50 virus-related hospitalizations.
As for Intensive Care Unit bed availability, Wyoming Medical Center only has one ICU bed open out of 19, while the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has one out of 14 open.
Sweetwater County Public Health is reporting that for the week of November 21 through November 27, the county had a total of 388 confirmed new COVID-19 positive cases.
Currently, the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County (MHSC) has one COVID-19 related hospitalization. As for the positivity rate, the MHSC is showing a seven-day average positivity rate of 33 percent. Castle Rock Medical Center’s positivity rate wasn’t available at the time of this report’s release.
As of today, Sweetwater County has 517 active cases. 1,722 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed and reported in Sweetwater County since the beginning of the pandemic. So far, a total of 1,287 have recovered from the virus.
Sublette County has 14 new COVID-19 cases today, according to the WHD. Sublette County currently has 102 active cases, 323 recoveries, and one death, for 426 cumulative cases.
There are at least two Sublette County residents currently hospitalized with COVID-19, although the exact number is unknown.
There are 185 people in isolation or recommended quarantine in the Big Piney, Boulder, Cora, Daniel, Marbleton and Pinedale areas.
There have been 15 staff and 10 residents of the Sublette Center test positive for the virus in the last week or so. This was discussed on today’s Facebook Live video briefing with County Health Officer Dr. Brendan Fitzsimmons and Sublette Center Medical Director Dr. David Burnett. The video is available on both the Response Group website and on the group’s Facebook page.
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