CHEYENNE — According to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), COVID-19 Coronavirus hospitalizations are at 53 today and dropped to 51 on Saturday, January 30.
The last time hospitalizations were this low in Wyoming was on October 14 when the state had 50 hospitalizations, according to the WDH hospitalization report.
One month ago today on January 1, the state had 95 COVID-19 hospitalizations. The state’s peak was 247 hospitalizations on November 30.
Wyoming Medical Center has the most hospitalizations with 18 patients, followed by Cheyenne Regional Medical Center with 14 patients. Sheridan Memorial Hospital has the next highest amount of hospitalizations with six patients.
Wyoming’s lab-confirmed active cases sits at 1,496 cases, compared to 1,605 on Friday, January 29.
Among Wyoming residents, there have been 44,454 lab-confirmed cases, 42,958 case recoveries, and 596 deaths since the start of the pandemic. The state currently has 7,603 probable cases.
The state has expanded phase 1b of the vaccination eligibility to include individuals 65 years old and over and individuals with certain medical conditions.
The WDH reports that Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has zero COVID-19 hospitalization as of today.
The WDH reports Sweetwater County has had 3,366 lab-confirmed cases and 3,268 case recoveries. There are currently 137 probable cases.
Sweetwater County currently has 98 active cases, compared to 66 active cases on Friday, January 29.
Sweetwater County Public Health is now scheduling vaccination appointments for people in the 1b phase group, which includes people ages 65-69 and individuals with the following health conditions:
Cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, solid organ transplant, sickle cell
disease, down syndrome, pregnancy (Pregnant women should discuss vaccination with their provider in
advance), diabetes, heart conditions, obesity (BMI over 30), immunocompromised state, severe
neurologic conditions (stroke and dementia).
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Please follow these tips to slow the spread of this virus:
- Follow Public Health Orders
- Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more.
- Wear cloth face coverings in public settings, especially when physical distancing of at least 6 feet isn’t available.
- Stay home when sick and avoid other people unless you need medical attention.
- 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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