CHEYENNE — According to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), COVID-19 Coronavirus hospitalizations are at 44 today, which is up from 41 on Monday.
Hospitalizations fell to 32 on Tuesday until bouncing back into the 40s, according to the WDH hospitalization report. The state’s peak was 247 hospitalizations on November 30.
Wyoming Medical Center in Casper has the most hospitalizations in the state with 10 patients. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has six hospitalizations.
Twenty-three coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed this week by the WDH, bringing the state’s COVID-19 deaths total to 647.
Among Wyoming residents, there have been 45,211 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 44,012 case recoveries since the start of the pandemic. The state currently has 7,875 probable cases. The WDH is reporting 634 active lab-confirmed cases.
Governor Mark Gordon announced an easing of public health orders this week, which will go into effect February 15. The mask mandate will continue, however, indoor gatherings that incorporate social distancing and face coverings will be permitted for up to 25 percent of capacity or 500 persons, and outdoor gatherings of up to 1,000 persons.
In addition, sporting events, artistic performances, restaurants and gyms all will see capacity limits eased. Groups of eight will now be able to sit together in restaurants and int theaters, which is up from six people. Gyms will also have the one person per 120 square feet restriction removed. Patrons will now just be required to keep six feet of distance when working out.
Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County reported to the WDH that they have one current COVID-19 hospitalization.
Sweetwater County Public Health released details on four recently confirmed coronavirus-related deaths in Sweetwater County. Those individuals included:
- A Sweetwater County woman, age 61-75, who died out of state the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6.
- A Sweetwater County man, age 76 or older, who died the week of Jan. 17-22.
- A Rock Springs man, age 45-60, who died the week of Jan. 10-16.
- A Green River woman, age 76 or older, who died the week of Jan. 3-9.
Sweetwater County Public Health also said the county’s COVID-19 positivity rate is going down, with the most recent 14-day rolling average at a 7.3 percent positivity rate. Health officials say the target positivity rate is below 4 percent.
The WDH reports Sweetwater County has had 3,457 lab-confirmed cases, 3,369 case recoveries, and 34 deaths since the start of the pandemic. There are currently 137 probable cases.
Sweetwater County School District No. 2 reported that 18 staff and students are currently quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure or symptoms.