Wyoming Sees Record COVID-19 Hospitalizations, New Cases Today

Wyoming Sees Record COVID-19 Hospitalizations, New Cases Today

CHEYENNE — Today Wyoming reported the highest number of COVID-19 Coronavirus related hospitalizations and positive cases since the pandemic began.

According to the October 19 hospitalization information from the Wyoming Department of Health (WHD), the state currently has 69 COVID-19 related hospitalizations. The Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County (MHSC) is reporting two of those hospitalizations.

The Wyoming Medical Center is reporting the most COVID-19 related hospitalized cases at 18, followed by the Cheyenne Medical Regional Center with 16 COVID-19 related hospitalizations.

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As for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed availability, the MHSC currently has four out of nine beds available. The Wyoming Medical Center has five out of 14 ICU beds available, while Cheyenne Medical Regional Center has nine out of 15 open.

This graph shows how many COVID-19 related hospitalizations are being reported in Wyoming. Graph provided by the Wyoming Department of Health.

The state currently has 7,924 COVID-19 positive cases with 5,804 positive case recoveries for a total of 2,120 active cases, 1,387 probable cases with 992 probable recoveries and 57 deaths. So far, 213,789 COVID-19 tests have been completed.

Wyoming also reported 251 new COVID-19 cases today, which is the highest number of new lab confirmed cases reported in a single day since the pandemic began. The previous record of 248 new cases was set on Friday, October 16.

Sweetwater County

Sweetwater County currently has 401 positive cases with 363 recoveries, 38 active cases, 21 probable cases, two hospitalizations, and two deaths.

Since Friday, the county saw an increase of 12 COVID-19 positive cases, six recoveries, and six active cases, while probable cases and deaths remained the same. So far, the county has completed 13,822 tests.


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