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2,048 new COVID cases confirmed in Wyoming Monday; WMC adds 14 COVID patients since Friday


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported 2,048 new laboratory confirmed and 454 new probable COVID-19 cases in the state in its Monday, January 24 update.

There have been 137,873 total confirmed and probable cases in Wyoming since the pandemic began. Here is a report of COVID-19-related updates that were provided by the WDH as of Monday afternoon:

  • Cases:
    • There have been 108,554 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wyoming since the pandemic began. The 454 new probable cases reported Monday brought the pandemic total to 29,319.
    • There are 5,792 active confirmed cases in Wyoming, 113 fewer than were reported on Friday.
    • Wyoming has been adding 918.0 new confirmed cases per day over the last seven days, a slight dip from the pandemic peak on Friday of 967.3 average daily cases.
    • 315 new lab confirmed cases were reported in Natrona County on Monday, bringing the pandemic total to 12,19866 new probable cases were reported, bringing the pandemic total to 7,724.
    • There have been 1,601 COVID-19-related deaths among Wyoming residents since the pandemic began. These are deaths “that have COVID-19 listed as either the underlying or primary cause of death or as a contributing cause of death,” the WDH explains.
  • Hospitalizations:
    • Some hospitalization data reported by the WDH as of Monday is as follows:
      • Wyoming COVID-19 hospitalizations were at 124 on Monday. Hospitalizations jumped from 104 to 123 between Thursday and Friday last week.
      • Peak hospitalizations in Wyoming occurred on Oct. 21, 2021, when there were 249 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the state.
      • There were 26 COVID-19 patients at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center on Monday. Hospitalizations at the Wyoming Medical Center rose by 14 over the weekend, with 46 COVID-19 patients Monday.
      • There were 7 of 20 available intensive care unit beds open at the Wyoming Medical Center. 17 of 25 ICU beds were open at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
  • Vaccinations:
    • The WDH provides weekly updates regarding how many people in Wyoming have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Here is some vaccine-related data as of Monday, January 17:
      • 257,332 people, or 44.46% of Wyoming’s population, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Age specific vaccination data had not been updated Monday. WDH’s report Monday, January 17 indicated that those fully vaccinated included:
        • 53.0% of adults ages 18 and up
        • 73.9% of seniors ages 65 and up
        • 31.0% of adolescents ages 12-17
        • 9.8% of children ages 5-11
  • Recoveries:
    • There have been 101,528 recoveries from lab confirmed cases as well as 26,975 recoveries from probable cases reported in Wyoming. That’s 2,823 combined recoveries since Friday.
      • “A lab confirmed or probable case is defined as recovered when there is resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and there is improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g. cough, shortness of breath) for 24 hours AND at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared,” the WDH says. “Cases with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 who have not had any symptoms are considered recovered when at least 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive test and have had no subsequent illness provided they remain asymptomatic.”
      • The WDH marks people as recovered once their isolation order date has expired. People who test positive are asked to remain in isolation until 10 days after their first symptoms, 10 days after their test was taken, or longer if they are still showing symptoms.
      • If people need to be isolated longer than their initial isolation period, they can contact the WDH, who can extend their isolation order. In some cases, contact tracing informs whether a case is considered recovered while in others, the department counts someone as recovered after their isolation period ends.
  • Variants:
    • The number of COVID-19 cases identified as variant cases rose by six to 9,036.
    • 237 cases involving the Omicron variant of the virus have been detected in Wyoming, according to the WDH.
    • Variant cases involve a mutated form of the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • County-specific COVID-19 information is available from the Wyoming Department of Health. Confirmed cases by county are as follows (probable cases in parentheses):
    • Albany: 7,485 (1,412)
    • Big Horn: 1,850 (464)
    • Campbell: 9,767 (1,044)
    • Carbon: 3,345 (487)
    • Converse: 1,091 (1,687)
    • Crook: 897 (274)
    • Fremont: 9,805 (1,805)
    • Goshen: 2,730 (337)
    • Hot Springs: 687 (293)
    • Johnson: 1,201 (501)
    • Laramie: 16,639 (6,151)
    • Lincoln: 3,002 (615)
    • Natrona: 12,198 (7,724)
    • Niobrara: 258 (276)
    • Park: 5,417 (803)
    • Platte: 1,222 (516)
    • Sheridan: 5,480 (1,696)
    • Sublette: 1,225 (476)
    • Sweetwater: 8,675 (934)
    • Teton: 8,751 (209)
    • Uinta: 4,369 (665)
    • Washakie: 1,424 (617)
    • Weston: 1,036 (333)

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.