CHEYENNE — According to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), COVID-19 Coronavirus hospitalizations are at 19 today, which is the first time hospitalizations have fallen below 20 since September 28.
On September 28, there was also 19 hospitalizations statewide, according to the WDH hospitalization report. One month ago today on January 22, hospitalizations were at 75. The state’s peak was 247 hospitalizations on November 30, 2020.
Wyoming Medical Center in Casper has the most hospitalizations in the state with eight patients. SageWest Health Care in Lander has the next most with three hospitalizations, and Platte County Memorial Hospital has two hospitalizations.
Among Wyoming residents, there have been 45,746 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, 44,619 case recoveries, and 662 deaths since the start of the pandemic. The state currently has 8,154 probable cases and 552 active lab-confirmed cases. There were 609 active cases on Friday.
Wyoming has an average 14-day rolling positivity rate of 2.6 percent, according to Sweetwater County Public Health Officer Dr. Jean Stachon. She aded that most of Wyoming’s counties are at 3 percent or lower.
Sweetwater County Public Health officials reported today that Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County has one COVID-19 hospitalization.
The WDH reports Sweetwater County has had 3,545 lab-confirmed cases, 3,442 case recoveries, and 34 deaths since the start of the pandemic. There are currently 141 probable cases and 74 lab-confirmed active cases. There were 49 active cases on Friday.
Dr. Stachon said Sweetwater County currently has a 14-day rolling positivity rate of 5.7 percent during an informational meeting today. Testing has decreased in the County, however, Castle Rock found in the last seven days the positivity rate has increased back up to 18 percent, Dr. Connie Fauntleroy said.
Public health officials also said that since December, roughly 7,000 Sweetwater County residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
For the second week in a row, Sublette County had only two new COVID-19 cases detected last week.
The WDH reports that there are currently 2 active cases in Sublette County, with 662 recoveries, and 7 deaths, for a total of 671 cases since the pandemic began.
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