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Wyoming COVID-19 hospitalizations spike above 200 again


CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming COVID-19 hospitalizations spiked above 200 again on Monday, September 20 after four days under the 200 mark, according to Wyoming Department of Health data.

There were 202 COVID-19 patients in Wyoming hospitals on Monday, 32 more than there were on Saturday and 17 more than on Sunday.

The most recent peak in hospitalizations occurred on September 8, when there were 233 COVID-19 patients in Wyoming hospitals. That marked the highest patient count since December 2, 2020, when Wyoming was beginning to descend from an all-time pandemic high of 247 COVID-19 patients on Nov. 30, 2020.

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The Wyoming Medical Center had the most COVID-19 patients on Monday at 41, followed by the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center with 37 COVID-19 patients.

The Campbell County Memorial Hospital, the Johnson County Healthcare Center and SageWest Health Care-Lander each had zero available intensive care unit beds on Monday. Four hospitals had only one open ICU bed. While ICU beds are not exclusively used to treat COVID-19 patients, when hospitals deal with surges in these patients, that can put a strain on their ability to care for other types of critical-needs patients.

918 Wyoming residents have reportedly died after contracting COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the WDH.

The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.