COVID-19 News Update: February 18, 2022

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ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING — Memorial Hospital is announcing that their last day for the COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinic drive-thru is March 8, 2022. Until then, the drive-thru will be open from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesdays.

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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: 10
Number of new cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming since the last report: 204

The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Sweetwater County: 56
The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming: 807

TOTAL NUMBER OF VARIANT CASES

Total number of variant cases (Delta) in Sweetwater County: 529
Total number of variant cases (Omicron) in Wyoming: 1,104
Total number of variant cases (All) in Wyoming: 10,941

VACCINATED VS. UNVACCINATED HOSPITALIZATIONS (Feb. 15, 2022)

Vaccinated Hospitalization in Sweetwater County: 10
Unvaccinated Hospitalization in Sweetwater County: 74
Vaccinated Hospitalization in Wyoming: 327
Unvaccinated Hospitalization in Wyoming: 1,666
Vaccinated Deaths in Wyoming: 147
Unvaccinated Death in Wyoming: 720

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HOSPITALIZATION INFORMATION

Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Wyoming: 74
Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Sweetwater County: 1

VACCINATION INFORMATION (Feb. 15, 2022)

First Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 266,737
Second Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 237,292
Third Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 108,062

Pediatric Doses (1st & 2nd) Administered Statewide: 13,634

First Vaccine Doses Administered (J&J Janssen): 22,493
Second Vaccine Doses Administered (J&J Janssen): 1,480

Total Doses Administered: 649,698

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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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