Wyoming’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations See Slight Increase Over New Year

Wyoming’s COVID-19 Hospitalizations See Slight Increase Over New Year

CHEYENNE — According to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), the number of COVID-19 Coronavirus hospitalizations are up to 114 patients today. The increase comes only days after Wyoming saw its lowest number in over two months.

On January 1, Wyoming reported 95 COVID-19 hospitalizations, which was the lowest number since October 24, according the WDH’s hospitalization report. Since the first day of the year, hospitalizations have been on a gradually incline.

The highest number of hospitalizations the state has recorded was on November 30 with 247 patients.

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Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) currently has the most hospitalizations with 26 patients. Wyoming Medical Center (WMC) in Casper has 23, and Campbell County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) has 13 patients. Cody Regional Health (CRH) and Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County (MHSC) have the next most hospitalizations with seven patients each.

CRH has one out of seven Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds available, while MHSC has two out of nine beds available. WMC has nine out of 20 ICU beds available and CRMC has 18 out of 25 beds.

COVID-19 hospitalizations were down to 95 patients on January 1, but have been on an incline since, reaching 114 on January 4. WDH Photo

Wyoming has 1,534 active cases. Among Wyoming residents, there have been 38,742 lab-confirmed cases and 37,208 case recoveries since the start of the pandemic. There are currently 6,505 probable cases. The state has seen 438 COVID-19 deaths.

Governor Mark Gordon announced over the weekend that the new health orders going into effect January 9 will allow bars and restaurants to return to normal operating hours. The past health orders required these businesses to close down at 10 pm to prevent gatherings.

Sweetwater County

The WHD reports that among Sweetwater County residents, there have been 2,934 lab-confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic and 2,826 recoveries. The county has 92 lab-confirmed active cases.

Sweetwater County has 19 Coronavirus-related deaths, according to local public health officials.

MHSC has seven COVID-19 hospitalizations, seven out of nine of their ICU beds are occupied.

Sublette County

The WDH reports that Sublette County has 16 active COVID-19 cases, with 581 recoveries, and 6 deaths, for a total of 603 cases since the pandemic began.

Sublette County Public Health reports there are 35 people in isolation or recommended quarantine in the Big Piney, Boulder, and Pinedale areas.


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