COVID-19 News Update: October 1, 2021

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October 1, 2021

Press Release from Sweetwater County Memorial Hospital – The continual fluctuation in the number of COVID-19 patients in the community who need care leaves Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County to daily juggle its resources and staff. Like many hospitals, Sweetwater Memorial continues to face an increasing number of COVID-19 inpatients, a shortage of nurses and clinical staff to take care of patients, bed availability, and the limited acceptance of patient transfers to regional centers for higher levels of care. MHSC is no different than other hospitals statewide and across the region in fluctuating among conventional, contingency, and crisis standards of care as outlined by the Wyoming Department of Health’s Crisis Standards of Care.

To learn more about what’s going on at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County during these times, click HERE.

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COVID-19 Update from Sweetwater County School District #1 at of 9/30/2021 – Sweetwater One reports 24 new positive COVID-19 cases during the seventh week of school September 27-30, 2021. This is down 2 from the previous week.

Below are the number of reported positive COVID cases for the week of September 27 – September 30.

Total known positive for the 2021-2022 school year: 200 students and 39 staff.

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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: 41
Number of new cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming since the last report: 398

The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Sweetwater County: 222
The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming: 2,804

Total number of variant cases (Delta) in Sweetwater County: 93
Total number of variant cases (All) in Wyoming: 3,358

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HOSPITALIZATION INFORMATION

Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Wyoming: 210
Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Sweetwater County: 15

VACCINATION INFORMATION (As of 9/30/2021)

First Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 235,795
Second Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 207,385
Third Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 5,430

One-Dose Vaccine Doses Administered (J&J Janssen): 19,295

Total Doses Administered: 467,905

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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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