COVID-19 News Update: February 28, 2022

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ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING — From the Sweetwater County Public Health Facebook Page, “As the demand for COVID-19 vaccines has decreased, beginning March 4, 2022, we are combining the ‘Pfizer Friday’ walk-in hours with our regular Friday clinic.”

Walk-in vaccine clinic information: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

The only COVID-19 vaccine offered daily is Pfizer ages 12+. All other recommended children and adult vaccines we carry are available.

Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

All COVID-19 vaccines we carry are offered (Pfizer Pediatric ages 5-11, Pfizer ages 12+ and Johnson and Johnson ages 18+). All other recommended children and adult vaccines we carry are available.

To make an afternoon appointment, please call 307-922-5390 to schedule. Vaccine availability is subject to changes.

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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: 8
Number of new cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming since the last report: 158

The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Sweetwater County: 38
The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming: 476

TOTAL NUMBER OF VARIANT CASES

Total number of variant cases (Delta) in Sweetwater County: 529
Total number of variant cases (Omicron) in Wyoming: 1,277
Total number of variant cases (All) in Wyoming: 10,258

VACCINATED VS. UNVACCINATED HOSPITALIZATIONS (Feb. 22, 2022)

Vaccinated Hospitalization in Sweetwater County: 10
Unvaccinated Hospitalization in Sweetwater County: 77
Vaccinated Hospitalization in Wyoming: 335
Unvaccinated Hospitalization in Wyoming: 1,688
Vaccinated Deaths in Wyoming: 155
Unvaccinated Death in Wyoming: 735

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HOSPITALIZATION INFORMATION

Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Wyoming: 47
Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Sweetwater County: 3

VACCINATION INFORMATION (Feb. 22, 2022)

First Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 267,006
Second Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 238,206
Third Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 109,321

Pediatric Doses (1st & 2nd) Administered Statewide: 13,885

First Vaccine Doses Administered (J&J Janssen): 22,431
Second Vaccine Doses Administered (J&J Janssen): 1,498

Total Doses Administered: 652,347

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TRANSMISSION RATES

From the Sweetwater County Public Health — Attached is a side-by-side comparison of the Transmission Indicators by County that were published 2/10 and 2/3. Sweetwater County has a decrease from 18.8%  to 14.7% in the Test Percent Positivity column. Sweetwater remains in the Red Zone with high transmission levels but our positive cases are trending down.

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IMPORTANT LINKS

Omicron Variant found in Wyoming – More information can be found HERE.

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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