Wyoming Sees Record High 172 COVID-19 Hospitalizations, 620 New Cases

Wyoming Sees Record High 172 COVID-19 Hospitalizations, 620 New Cases

CHEYENNE — Today the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported 620 new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 Coronavirus positive cases.

Hospitalizations continue to increase statewide with a record high of 172 COVID-19 hospitalizations reported, according to the WDH’s hospitalization report. Over the weekend, the number of hospitalizations increased by 25 patients.

The Wyoming Medical Center is reporting 56 COVID-19 related hospitalizations, which is the most in the state. The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is reporting the next highest number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations with 40 patients.

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Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed availability continues to be of concern, as the Wyoming Medical Center is reporting two beds available out of 19. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is reporting eight out of 20 ICU beds available.

Wyoming has seen a total of 15,311 lab confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic. The state currently has 6,172 active cases. So far, the state has completed 283,434 tests. Wyoming has 114 reported coronavirus-related deaths to date.

Wyoming has seen an uptick in COVID-19 related hospitalizations since mid October. Source: WDH

Sweetwater County

Sweetwater County Health Official Dr. Jean Stachon said Sweetwater County has seen an increase of close to 100 cases since Friday, November 6. On Friday, the day started off with 663 cases and by the end of the day Sunday, November 9, that number was up to 761.

With another 20 cases added this morning, the county has around 780 cases total, with over 230 active cases, around 546 case recoveries, and four deaths.

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County (MHSC) is reporting four hospitalizations, according to the WDH’s hospitalization report. MHSC currently has five ICU beds available out of nine total.

In Sweetwater County, 17,998 COVID-19 tests have been completed.


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