CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Health reports that the state has reached a record high 219 COVID-19 Coronavirus hospitalizations today, and has seen 858 new COVID-19 cases.
Hospitalizations are up by 28 COVID-19 patients since the beginning of the week, according to the WDH’s hospitalization report. Wyoming Medical Center out of Casper has the most hospitalizations with 64 COVID-19 patients, followed by Cheyenne Regional Medical Center with 60 patients.
The Wyoming Medical Center has three Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds out of 19. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has four out of 14 ICU beds available. Ventilators are becoming a concern at the Wyoming Medical Center, as they are down to four out of 18 ventilators available.
Since yesterday, November 19, the state has seen an increase of 858 new COVID-19 laboratory confirmed cases across the state. There have been a total of 23,347 laboratory confirmed COVID-19 positive cases in Wyoming, with 9,318 active cases and 176 deaths. Deaths have increased by 32 since the start of the week.
New statewide health orders set forth by Governor Mark Gordon will take effect on November 24 and last through December 15. There are no business closures included in the new orders, however, the state has reduced the size of indoor and outdoor gatherings.
Sweetwater County Community Nursing Service reported today that Sweetwater County has seen a total of 1,334 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. There are 369 active cases and seven deaths. Sweetwater County saw three deaths this week.
Sweetwater County had 362 new positive cases this week, and Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County is reporting a 29 percent positivity rate in the past seven days.
Sweetwater County Public Health Officer Dr. Jean Stachon was approved by the state for a mask mandate earlier this week, however, the Sweetwater County Attorney and Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office both said they will not be enforcing it.
Sublette County had 14 new COVID-19 cases reported today, with 111 active cases, 237 recoveries, and 1 death, for 349 cumulative cases. Today’s 111 active cases in Sublette County sets a new record high for active cases since the pandemic began.
The 89 new cases in Sublette County so far this week surpasses the total number of cases detected in the county during September and October combined.
There is a mask mandate in effect in Sublette County, which was also approved this week.
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