Wyoming Has 224 COVID-19 Hospitalizations; Surge in New Cases Over Weekend

Wyoming Has 224 COVID-19 Hospitalizations; Surge in New Cases Over Weekend

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reports that Wyoming has reached a record high 10,482 laboratory confirmed COVID-19 Coronavirus active cases today.

The state saw a surge of 2,213 new cases over the weekend. Of those new cases, 1,251 were recorded since Sunday, which sets another record for the most new cases in a day.

Deaths have increased from 176 on Friday to 202 deaths as of today.

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Yet another record was set over the weekend when Wyoming hospitals reported 235 patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 on Saturday, November 21. The number of hospitalized patients has decreased to 224 as of today, according to the  WDH’s hospitalization report.

Wyoming Medical Center in Casper has the most hospitalizations with 68 patients, followed by Cheyenne Regional Medical Center with 52 patients.

There have been a total of 25,560 laboratory confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in Wyoming, with 10,482 active cases, and 15,078 recoveries.

Sweetwater County

Sweetwater County has about 458 active cases currently, according to the WDH. This is an increase of 89 cases since Friday.

There have been a total 1,473 laboratory confirmed cases in Sweetwater County, and 7 deaths.

Today, both Rock Springs Mayor Tim Kaumo and Green River Mayor Pete Rust asked the community to be cautious, put politics aside, and wear masks when in public and social distancing cannot be upheld.

Last week, Sweetwater County Health Officer Dr. Jean Stachon recommended residents stay home this Thanksgiving and celebrate with their immediate households or through virtual celebrations.

Sublette County

Sublette County currently has 109 active cases, 273 recoveries, and 1 death, for 383 cumulative cases.

Sublette County’s 14-day rolling average of percent positive lab results is 18.49%, according to WHD data.

As of Saturday, Sublette County recorded 109 new cases throughout the week, which was a record high.


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