COVID-19 News Update: March 8, 2022

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SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYOMING — Update from the Sweetwater County District Board of Health: The COVID-19 response is changing. The Governor is lifting Wyoming’s COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration effective March 14, 2022. The CDC has also updated their COVID-19 recommendations and the metrics they will use to measure the impact of COVID-19 in communities. Details about these metrics and recommendations can be found here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/community-levels.html

The Wyoming Department of Health is adopting the new CDC metrics and recommendations. Thursday’s publishing of the County Transmission Metrics be discontinued and the CDC metrics will be used. Beginning March 11, the Wyoming Department of Health’s COVID-19 data will be updated twice a week instead of daily.

The current metrics on the CDC website indicates that community levels are low in Sweetwater County.

Public Health will continue vaccinating for COVID-19 along with our regular Public Health activities. We are looking forward to restoring all services that were previously limited.

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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: 1
Number of new cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming since the last report: 51

The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Sweetwater County: 13
The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming: 199

TOTAL NUMBER OF VARIANT CASES

Total number of variant cases (Delta) in Sweetwater County: 541
Total number of variant cases (Omicron) in Wyoming: 1,511
Total number of variant cases (All) in Wyoming: 10,636

VACCINATED VS. UNVACCINATED HOSPITALIZATIONS

Vaccinated Hospitalization in Sweetwater County: 10
Unvaccinated Hospitalization in Sweetwater County: 79
Vaccinated Hospitalization in Wyoming: 345
Unvaccinated Hospitalization in Wyoming: 1,712
Vaccinated Deaths in Wyoming: 159
Unvaccinated Death in Wyoming: 742

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HOSPITALIZATION INFORMATION (March 7, 2022)

Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Wyoming: 33
Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Sweetwater County: 2

VACCINATION INFORMATION

First Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 267,658
Second Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 239,139
Third Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 110,587

Pediatric Doses (1st & 2nd) Administered Statewide: 14,218

First Vaccine Doses Administered (J&J Janssen): 22,491
Second Vaccine Doses Administered (J&J Janssen): 1,521

Total Doses Administered: 655,614

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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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