COVID-19 News Update: January 21, 2022

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SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYOMING — Sweetwater County District Board of Health’s weekly update states that “Sweetwater County is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 infections. To prevent infection with COVID-19 we recommend getting vaccinated including any boosters you are eligible for, wear a mask indoors in public places, frequent hand washing, and maintain social distance.”

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Current #’s:  As of 1/19/2022, Sweetwater County is at 18% Test Percent Positivity, up from 7.2% from 2 weeks ago and 11.4% from last week. Overall, Sweetwater County is in the Red Zone with High Transmission Levels. There are 114 confirmed deaths to date.       

Weekly Positive Cases of COVID-19 Sweetwater County

01/09/2022-01/15/2022:  355                                        10/03/2021-10/09/2021:  154

01/02/2022-01/08/2022:  194                                        09/26/2021-10/02/2021:  198

12/26/2021-01/01/2022:    62                                         09/19/2021-09/25/2021:  287

12/19/2021-12/25/2021:    48                                        09/12/2021-09/18/2021:  285

12/12/2021-12/18/2021:    39                                         09/05/2021-09/11/2021:  276

12/05/2021-12/11/2021:    43                                         08/29/2021-09/04/2021:  258

11/28/2021-12/04/2021:    60                                         08/22/2021-08/28/2021:  206                             

11/21/2021-11/27/2021:    55                                         08/15/2021-08/21/2021:  149

11/14/2021-11/20/2021:    74                                         08/08/2021-08/14/2021:    90

11/07/2021-11/13/2021:  210                                         08/01/2021-08/07/2021:    45

10/31/2021-11/06/2021:    98                                         07/25/2021-07/31/2021:    51

10/24/2021-10/30/2021:  133                                         07/18/2021-07/24/2021:    47              

10/17/2021-10/23/2021:  136                                         07/11/2021-07/17/2021:    32

10/10/2021-10/16/2021:  121                                        07/04/2021-07/10/2021:    34

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Vaccinations:  As of 1/17/2022 there are 18,029 (42.58%) fully vaccinated individuals in Sweetwater County. Booster Dose Eligibility: Pfizer: 12+, booster dose at least 5 months after the second dose of primary series. Moderna: 18+, booster dose at least 5 months after the second dose of primary series. J&J: 18+, booster dose at least 2 months after J&J vaccine.

COVID-19 Clinics at Broadway Office: Ages 5+ Pfizer Friday, every Friday in January from 11 am to 4 pm – walk-ins only 

Ages 12+ Pfizer and School Vaccines – M-F from 9-10 am – walk-ins only Afternoons – appointment only, call (307) 922-5390 to schedule.

Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County: MHSC is caring for an average of about 10 inpatients daily, including an average of three COVID-19 positive inpatients daily. The Emergency Room continues to average 38-40 visits per day.

Staffing: The hospital, like those across the state, region, and nation, continues to face critical staff shortages. When members of our healthcare staff are out with COVID-19, flu, or other respiratory illnesses, it puts even greater stress on our already limited staff.

Surgeries: MHSC is now scheduling elective surgical cases that require an overnight stay. Hospital leaders will continue to monitor elective surgeries on a week-by-week basis.

Blood Supplies: MHSC is doing OK. But being on I-80, we continue to be concerned.

REGIONWIDE: In an “unprecedented move,” U of U Health recently reduced the number of beds it offers as a result of staff shortage and having hundreds of staff out sick.

The weekly U of U Health Affiliate meeting includes hospitals in Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah, representing nearly 20 hospitals. Most of the hospitals have reported clinical staff shortages, as well as reported blood shortages. They are reporting severe illness and intubations.

VACCINE CLINIC CHANGES: MHSC continues to offer its vaccine & booster drive-thru from 3-6 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday through the end of January. Beginning Feb. 1, the COVID-19 Vaccine Drive-thru will be open from 3-6 p.m. on Tuesdays only.

SWAB CLINIC: The swab clinic drive-thru continues to be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the hospital’s main entrance

Western Wyoming Community College: Currently, there are 12 new confirmed positive cases. There are 6 total active positive cases and 19 total recovered cases from the Spring 2022 semester.

You can find the entire update HERE.

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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: 192
Number of new cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming since the last report: 1,520

The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Sweetwater County: 487
The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming: 5,905

Total number of variant cases (Delta) in Sweetwater County: 522
Total number of variant cases (Omicron) in Wyoming: 231
Total number of variant cases (All) in Wyoming: 9,030

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HOSPITALIZATION INFORMATION (January 20, 2022)

Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Wyoming: 104
Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Sweetwater County: 6

VACCINATION INFORMATION

First Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 263,913
Second Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 234,885
Third Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 102,495

Pediatric Doses (1st & 2nd) Administered Statewide: 12,035

First Vaccine Doses Administered (J&J Janssen): 22,081
Second Vaccine Doses Administered (J&J Janssen): 1,377

Total Doses Administered: 636,786

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TRANSMISSION RATES

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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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