CHEYENNE — According to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), the number of COVID-19 Coronavirus hospitalizations was down to 95 patients on January 1, which is the lowest number in over two months.
The last time Wyoming had 95 COVID-19 hospitalizations was on October 24, according the WDH’s hospitalization report. The highest number of hospitalizations the state has recorded was on November 30 with 247 patients.
On January 1, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center had the most hospitalizations with 18 patients. Both Wyoming Medical Center in Casper and Campbell County Memorial Hospital had 16 patients each.
The WDH confirmed 33 more Coronavirus-related deaths on December 31, bringing the state’s total to 438 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Wyoming has 1,249 active cases. Among Wyoming residents, there have been 18,163 lab-confirmed cases and 36,914 case recoveries since the start of the pandemic. There are currently 6,410 probable cases.
The WHD reports that among Sweetwater County residents, there have been 2,876 lab-confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic and 2,796 recoveries. The county is down to 64 active cases. At the start of the week on Monday, December 28, Sweetwater County had 134 active lab-confirmed cases.
Sweetwater County has 19 Coronavirus-related deaths, according to local public health officials. The WDH has not confirmed three of those deaths, but confirmed one earlier this week.
Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County reported five COVID-19 hospitalizations on January 1. At that time, they had two out of nine Intensive Care Unit beds available.
The WDH reports that Sublette County has 16 active cases, with 576 recoveries, and 6 deaths, for a total of 598 cases since the pandemic began.
Sublette County has experienced a significant decline in the number of new cases recorded each week through the month of December.
During the week of November 28 through December 5, Sublette County had 64 new cases. This week, Sublette County saw 16 new cases.