COVID-19 News Update: October 7, 2021

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October 7, 2021

Weekly Report from the Sweetwater County District Board of Health — As of 10/6/2021, Sweetwater County is at 12.1%, Test Percent Positivity, and 155 Active Cases, down from 14.3% and 255 (See attached Metrics). Transmission levels are still high and in the Red Zone but appear to be going down.

There are 70 confirmed deaths to date. While we are aware of a number of additional deaths, Vital Statistics is currently lagging 1-2 months behind in reporting. In September alone, we were informed of 27 deaths.

  • 09/26/2021-10/02/2021 – 198
  • 09/19/2021-09/25/2021 – 287
  • 09/12/2021-09/18/2021 – 285
  • 09/05/2021-09/11/2021 – 276
  • 08/29/2021-09/04/2021 – 258
  • 08/22/2021-08/28/2021 – 206
  • 08/15/2021-08/21/2021 – 149
  • 08/08/2021-08/14/2021 – 90
  • 08/01/2021-08/07/2021 – 45
  • 07/25/2021-07/31/2021- 51
  • 07/18/2021-07/24/2021 – 47
  • 07/11/2021-07/17/2021 – 32
  • 07/04/2021-07/10/2021 – 34

As of 10/4/2021 there are 14,990 (35.40%) fully vaccinated individuals in Sweetwater County.

Our office holds daily walk-in hours for both COVID and school immunizations. Afternoons are available by appointment.

From 9/1-9/30 Public Health gave 691 COVID-19 vaccinations and another 285 from 10/1-10/7. Demand for COVID-19 vaccinations has increased again due to approval of Pfizer booster doses.

Western Wyoming Community College (9/27/21) — 6 New Confirmed Positive Cases, 9 Total Active Cases, 34 Total Recovered Cases for Fall 2021. The mask mandate put in place by the Western Board of Trustees continues through Tuesday, October 19.

For the full report, click 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: 30
Number of new cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming since the last report: 475

The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Sweetwater County: 162
The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming: 2,711

Total number of variant cases (Delta) in Sweetwater County: 141
Total number of variant cases (All) in Wyoming: 3,810

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HOSPITALIZATION INFORMATION

Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Wyoming: 217
Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Sweetwater County: 12

VACCINATION INFORMATION

First Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 237,855
Second Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 210,100
Third Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 10,277

One-Dose Vaccine Doses Administered (J&J Janssen): 19,599

Total Doses Administered: 477,831

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TRANSMISSION INDICATORS:

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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