Wyoming Has 206 COVID-19 Hospitalizations; New Health Orders to Take Effect this Week

Wyoming Has 206 COVID-19 Hospitalizations; New Health Orders to Take Effect this Week

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reports that the state has seen 1,149 new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 Coronavirus cases since Friday, December 4, 2020.

There are currently 206 COVID-19 hospitalization in Wyoming, according to the WDH hospitalization report. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has the highest number of hospitalizations with 58 patients. Wyoming Medical Center in Casper has 40 hospitalizations.

Wyoming Medical Center is reporting only one Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed available out of 19 beds. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is reporting 13 out of 25 beds available.

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Twenty-three coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed today, bringing the state’s total COVID-19 deaths to 280.

Today, Governor Mark Gordon announced new state health orders that will go into effect Wednesday, December 9, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. These orders will be in effect through January 8, 2021.

The new orders will require face coverings to be worn in several indoor settings in all counties. These settings include all businesses and government buildings (not including federal buildings), in which social distancing cannot be upheld. Face coverings will be required if six feet distance cannot be maintained between workers and patrons, patrons and patrons, and workers and workers.

Additionally, bars and restaurants were be required to be closed between the hours of 10 pm and 5 am for onsite consumption. Social gatherings will also be limited under the orders.

The orders will also limit groups of patrons seated together at bars, restaurants, theaters, concert halls, and large events to six persons.

Group workout classes at gyms will be limited to 10 individuals, and gatherings without required social distancing will be limited to 10 individuals as well.

Wyoming has seen a total of 32,196 COVID-19 positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic, and there are currently 5,136 active cases.

Sweetwater County

The WDH reports Sweetwater County has seen 2,090 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and has 371 active cases.

There have been 11 Coronavirus-related deaths in Sweetwater County since the start of the pandemic. Of those deaths, four were confirmed last week.

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is reporting two COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to the WDH.

Sublette County

The WDH reports that Sublette County has 88 active cases, with 417 recoveries, and 3 deaths, for a total of 508 cases since the pandemic began.

Of the deaths reported today, one was an adult Sublette County woman who died earlier this month. She had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.

The loss of these individuals is a tragedy for their families as well as our community. The Sublette COVID-19 Response Group extends their condolences to their families and loved ones.


What to do if you feel sick: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, please call your primary care provider or seek medical attention.

Please follow these tips to slow the spread of this virus:

  • Follow Public Health Orders
  • Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more.
  • Wear cloth face coverings in public settings, especially when physical distancing of at least 6 feet isn’t available.
  • Stay home when sick and avoid other people unless you need medical attention.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Older people and those with health conditions that mean they have a higher chance of getting seriously ill should avoid close-contact situations.
  • Long-term care and healthcare facilities should follow guidelines for infection control and prevention.

For current news, updates, closures and resources, please visit our COVID-19 Coronavirus page here.