CHEYENNE — According to the Wyoming Department of Health’s (WDH) hospitalization report, there are currently 222 COVID-19 Coronavirus hospitalizations statewide, which is a decrease from 247 reported on Monday, November 30.
Of those hospitalization, 58 are from Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, and 50 are from Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds are in limited availability in these two hospitals, with only one out of 14 beds available at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and three out of 19 at Wyoming Medical Center.
Coronavirus-related deaths increased by 42 this week as the WDH updated the state total with deaths that were reported in November. There are now 257 reported COVID-19 deaths in Wyoming, according to the WDH.
The state has seen 529 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday, and 1,994 new cases since Monday.
Wyoming has seen a total of 31,047 COVID-19 positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic, and there are currently 6,192 active cases.
Sweetwater County currently has 412 active lab confirmed COVID-19 cases, and has had 1,994 positive cases since the start of the pandemic, according to the WDH.
On Monday, three Sweetwater County deaths were reported, and today one more was added, bringing Sweetwater County’s total Coronavirus-related deaths to 11. Today’s reported death was a Green River man in his 80s who died of COVID-19 the week of November 15-21.
According to the WDH, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County currently has six COVID-19 hospitalizations.
Today, Sweetwater County’s mask mandate was extended through January 8, 2021. Dr. Jean Stachon, Sweetwater County Public Health Officer, cited increasing cases and high positivity rates as the reason for the extension.
Sweetwater County School District No. 2 Superintendent Craig Barringer also reported today that the school district has 123 students and 38 employees out of school due to COVID-19.
The WDH reports 10 new COVID-19 cases in Sublette County today. Sublette County currently has 84 active cases, with 403 recoveries, and two deaths, for a total of 489 cases since the pandemic began.
Sublette County reported their second Coronavirus-related death earlier this week.
The mask mandate in Sublette County was also extended through January 8, 2021 today.
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- Follow Public Health Orders
- Wear cloth face coverings in public settings, especially when physical distancing of at least 6 feet isn’t practical.
- 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.
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