Wyoming’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Unchanging as Vaccine Distribution Continues

Wyoming’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Unchanging as Vaccine Distribution Continues

CHEYENNE — Wyoming has administered more than 155,000 first dose, 112,000 second dose, and 8,000 single dose COVID-19 vaccines throughout the state so far, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

The WDH’s April 9 report shows that as of today, Wyoming has received 204,150 first doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, and has administered 155,957 of them. The WDH also reports the state has received 155,885 second doses of those vaccines, and has administered 112,695 of them.

The state is reporting it has administered 8,463 doses of 21,600 doses received for the single-dose Janssen vaccine.

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The WDH’s April 9 hospitalization report shows Wyoming has 19 COVID-19 related hospitalizations statewide and the number stayed within that range all week. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has the most hospitalizations in the state with 10 patients, followed by St. Johns Medical Center with three hospitalizations.

The WDH reports there have been 48,133 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases, 47,126 case recoveries, and 701 deaths since the pandemic started in Wyoming. That means one death was recorded this week. The state currently has 8,740 probable cases and 398 active cases, compared to 390 active cases last Friday.

According to the White House COVID-19 Task Force, Wyoming had a 2 percent 14-day positivity rate from March 25 to April 7. This places Wyoming in the “yellow zone,” which means the state has moderate transmission levels. Last week, the positivity rate was also at 2 percent, marking no change in one week’s time.

Sublette County is the only “red zone” county in the state, which means they have high transmission levels. Sublette County has a 14-day positivity rate of 10.9 percent in the same March 25 to April 7 time period.

Sweetwater County

According to the WDH, Sweetwater County has had 3,927 lab-confirmed cases, 3,855 case recoveries, and 37 deaths since the start of the pandemic. There are currently 158 probable cases and 41 active cases compared to 45 active cases last Friday.

The WDH’s April 9 hospitalization report shows Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County (MHSC) has two coronavirus-related hospitalizations. MHSC currently has four out of its nine Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds available.

The White House COVID-19 Task Force shows that Sweetwater County had a 4.3 percent 14-day positivity rate from March 25 to April 7. That’s an decrease from 5.7 percent last week. This places Sweetwater County in the “orange zone” meaning

With the decrease in positivity rate, Sweetwater County has moved from a “red zone” to an “orange zone” meaning the county has moderate-high transmission levels. Lincoln and Teton counties are also in the “orange zone” for transmission rates.