CHEYENNE — According to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), COVID-19 Coronavirus hospitalizations are at 41 today, which the lowest number since early October.
On October 6 the state had 44 hospitalizations and on October 5 Wyoming had 32 patients, according to the WDH hospitalization report. One month ago today on January 8, Wyoming had 108 COVID-19 hospitalizations. The state’s peak was 247 hospitalizations on November 30.
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has the most hospitalizations with 17 patients. Wyoming Medical Center in Casper is the next highest with six patients, followed by St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson with five hospitalizations.
Among Wyoming residents, there have been 45,047 lab-confirmed cases, 43,785 case recoveries, and 624 deaths since the start of the pandemic. The state currently has 7,737 probable cases.
The WDH is reporting a 14-day rolling average positivity rate of 3.48 percent.
Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County reported during an information meeting today that they have one COVID-19 hospitalization currently.
Sweetwater County health officials also reported that Sweetwater County has seen a continued decrease in the amount of COVID-19 cases and tests being done.
Additionally, Sweetwater County Public Health Director Kim Lionberger said they are continuing to vaccinate those in the 1a and 1b categories. Last week, about 1,600 residents received the vaccine and so far, 762 are scheduled to receive the vaccine this week.
Lionberger said there are more appointments available for vaccinations. If people are unsure if they qualify for a vaccine with an underlying medical condition, they can call Sweetwater County Public Health at 307-922-5390 to see if they meet the criteria.
Sweetwater County Public Health Officer Dr. Jean Stachon said that the 1b phase has opened up to those with certain medical conditions for those who are 18 and older.
The WDH reports Sweetwater County has had 3,424 lab-confirmed cases, 3,343 case recoveries, and 33 deaths since the start of the pandemic. There are currently 135 probable cases.
According to the WDH, Sweetwater County has a 6.21 percent 14-day rolling average positivity rate.
The WDH reports one new COVID-19 case in Sublette County today. Sublette County has 15 active cases, with 645 recoveries, and 7 deaths, for a total of 667 cases since the pandemic began.
Sublette County had 17 new COVID-19 cases last week, up substantially from the 9 cases the week prior.
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