COVID-19 News Update: December 1, 2021

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December 1, 2021

Worldwide — First confirmed case of Omicron Variant has been detected in the United States. According to the CDC, “The California and San Francisco Departments of Public Health have confirmed that a recent case of COVID-19 among an individual in California was caused by the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529). The individual was a traveler who returned from South Africa on November 22, 2021. The individual had mild symptoms that are improving, is self-quarantining, and has been since testing positive. All close contacts have been contacted and have tested negative… Despite the detection of Omicron, Delta remains the predominant strain in the United States.”.

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The following information is from the Wyoming Department of Health. New updates are posted every day at 3 p.m.

TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES

New cases of COVID-19 in Sweetwater County since the last report: 4
Number of new cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming since the last report: 110

The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Sweetwater County: 55
The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming: 983

Total number of variant cases (Delta) in Sweetwater County: 382
Total number of variant cases (All) in Wyoming: 6,778

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HOSPITALIZATION INFORMATION

Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Wyoming: 122
Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Sweetwater County: 0

VACCINATION INFORMATION

First Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 254,006
Second Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 225,473
Third Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 66,552

Pediatric Doses Administered Statewide: 4,215

First Vaccine Doses Administered (J&J Janssen): 21,206
Second Vaccine Doses Administered (J&J Janssen): 779

Total Doses Administered: 572,231

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IMPORTANT LINKS

COVID-19 Booster Shots – More information can be found HERE.

FDA fully approves 1st Covid-19 vaccine – For more information, click HERE. 

The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine has been approved for continued use. Please see the FDA & CDC Joint Press release for more information.

Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools – CLICK HERE to see the new CDC Guidance for K-12.

Funeral Expenses (There is funding from FEMA for funeral cost assistance) – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

News from OSHA Guidelines: 

  • Guidance (OSHA Guidance on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace) – CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
  • News Release (OSHA issuing an emergency temporary standard to protect health care workers from the coronavirus.) – CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.

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