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Wyoming COVID-19 hospitalizations dip but remain above 225


CASPER, Wyo. — The number of COVID-19 patients in Wyoming hospitals dipped to 228 on Wednesday, but remain at levels higher than during most of the pandemic.

Hospitalizations reached a new pandemic-high of 249 on October 21 but have trended downward since that peak, according to Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) data. However, hospitalizations above 200 have been rare throughout the pandemic and the high numbers of COVID-19 patients are putting a strain on hospitals.

The Wyoming Medical Center had 51 COVID-19 patients on Wednesday and the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center had 36. The WMC had only two of 20 available intensive care unit beds unoccupied on Wednesday.

Four hospitals had zero open ICU beds and four had only one.

The WDH reported 25 additional COVID-19-related deaths on Tuesday after a record 69 additional deaths were reported last week. There have been 1,174 deaths among Wyoming residents. 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.

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.