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Wyoming reports 41 more COVID deaths as hospitalizations jump back up to 210


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health reported 41 additional COVID-19-related deaths among Wyoming residents on Tuesday, September 28.

996 Wyomingites have reportedly died after contracting COVID-19 since the pandemic began in spring 2020. These are deaths that have COVID-19 listed as either the underlying or primary cause of death or as a contributing cause of death, WDH explains.

COVID-19 hospitalizations climbed back up to 210 patients on Tuesday after falling to 192 on Monday, according to the WDH. The most recent peak of COVID-19 hospitalizations occurred on September 8, when there were 233 patients in Wyoming hospitals.

There were 39 COVID-19 patients at the Wyoming Medical Center and 37 at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

Seven hospitals had zero available intensive care unit beds on Tuesday. Four had only one available ICU bed. Over all, 106 of the 135 ICU beds across hospitals in the state were occupied on Tuesday.

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.

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.