CHEYENNE — According to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), the number of COVID-19 Coronavirus hospitalizations are at 108 this afternoon. At the start of the week, the state was reporting 114 hospitalizations, according the WDH’s hospitalization report.
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) currently has the most hospitalizations with 24 patients. Wyoming Medical Center (WMC) in Casper has 15, and Campbell County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) has 13 patients. St. John’s Medical Center out of Jackson Hole has 10 hospitalizations, and Powell Valley Healthcare has six.
CRMC has 14 out of 25 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds available, while WMC has 12 out of 20. CCMH has one out of seven beds, St. John’s has one out of six, and Powell Valley Healthcare has one out of two ICU beds available.
Throughout the week, 51 coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed across the state. On January 5, 26 deaths were confirmed by the WDH, and 25 more deaths were confirmed on January 7. The state’s current reported total of coronavirus-related deaths is at 489.
Wyoming has 1,516 active cases. Among Wyoming residents, there have been 39,882 lab-confirmed cases and 37,921 case recoveries since the start of the pandemic. There are currently 6,765 probable cases.
New state health orders go into effect tomorrow, which will allow bars and restaurants to return to normal operating hours.
Sweetwater County Community Nursing Service reports that among Sweetwater County residents, there have been 3,114 lab-confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic and 2,897 recoveries. Sweetwater County has seen 24 COVID-19 deaths.
The county has 193 active cases. On Monday, the WDH reported that Sweetwater County had 92 lab-confirmed active cases.
According to Sweetwater County Community Nursing, there have been 173 new lab-confirmed positive cases since the first day of the year.
MHSC has five COVID-19 hospitalizations, and has four out of nine ICU beds available.
As of 3 pm today, Sweetwater County has given 1,455 COVID-19 vaccines, according to Sweetwater County Community Nursing. The county has received 1,575 vaccines to date.
The WDH reports there are three new COVID-19 cases in Sublette County today. Sublette County has nine active cases, with 602 recoveries, and seven deaths, for a total of 618 cases since the pandemic began.
Sublette County Public Health reports there are 41 people in isolation and recommended quarantine in the Big Piney, Boulder, and Pinedale areas. All 35 samples tested this week in the county’s COVID-19 surveillance testing program generated negative results.
In Sublette County, 160 people have received the Moderna vaccine, as public health officials work through the priority groups outlined by state health guidance. Registrations are currently being taken to begin vaccinating those in the 70+ age group next week, using appointment-only, drive-through clinics.
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- 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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