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Wyoming COVID-19 hospitalizations tick up again after dipping to three-month low ahead of Thanksgiving


CASPER, Wyo. — The number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 fell below 130 during Thanksgiving week for the first time since August 18, but subsequently climbed back above the 130-mark, according to data reported through the Wyoming Department of Health.

Hospitalizations fell to a three-month low of 123 on the day before Thanksgiving. Hospitalizations climbed back up to 128 on Thanksgiving Day and rose to 130 on Friday. Hospitals reported a total of 133 COVID-19 patients on Saturday. That number ticked down to 131 on Sunday.

The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center had the highest COVID-19 patient count on Sunday at 37, followed by the Wyoming Medical Center, which had 28. The CRMC reported 12 of its 25 available intensive care unit beds as open on Sunday. 9 of 20 ICU beds were open at the WMC. Two hospitals reported zero available ICU beds on Sunday and the Campbell County Memorial Hospital reported only one of ten ICU beds as open.

The WDH did not provide an update on new COVID-19-related deaths during Thanksgiving week. Those updates are typically provided on Tuesdays. 1,347 Wyoming residents have reportedly died after contracting COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Over 243,000 people in the state have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The WDH reported on Monday, November 29 an additional 1,929 fully vaccinated people since the previous Monday.

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.