COVID-19 News Update: October 8, 2021

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October 8, 2021

Sweetwater County COVID-19 deaths are heartbreaking and preventable – Sweetwater County continues to experience high numbers of positive COVID-19 cases, with the highest number of deaths in September since the pandemic began early last year.

Dr. Jean Stachon, Sweetwater County health officer, said she “is heartbroken over so many deaths from a largely preventable disease.”

Wyoming Vital Statistics Services lags one to two months behind in reporting Wyoming deaths. However, Sweetwater County Public Health and Wyoming Department of Health officials are aware of 38 deaths from COVID-19 disease among Sweetwater County residents from Sept. 1 through Oct. 7. Of those deaths, for which information is currently available, approximately 90% of the individuals were not vaccinated.

Rumors of deaths due to COVID-19 vaccination in Sweetwater County are inaccurate, Stachon said. Problems related to any vaccination are reportable and tracked. There have been no such occurrences in Sweetwater County to date.

COVID-19 vaccines are the best prevention strategy available. They continue to be safe and effective against COVID-19, including the variants. They are especially good at protecting against severe illness and death. Other prevention strategies include staying home when sick except to get medical attention, physical distancing, and wearing masks indoors in public settings.

All COVID-19 vaccine doses continue to be offered at no cost to those who receive them.

Convenient ways to find where to get COVID-19 vaccines, including newly recommended booster doses for Pfizer, include:

  • Visiting vaccines.gov or vacunas.gov online to search and find vaccine sites.
  • Text your ZIP code to 438829 (GETVAX) or 822862 (VACUNA) to find up to three nearby locations that have vaccines available.
  • Call the National COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Hotline at 1-800-232-0233 for phone-based help.
  • Contact one of several Sweetwater County vaccination sites: Public Health, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, Castle Rock Medical Center, K-Pack Pharmacy, Sav-on Pharmacy, Smith’s Pharmacy in Rock Springs & Green River, Walgreen’s, and Walmart.

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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: 50
Number of new cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming since the last report: 404

The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Sweetwater County: 178
The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming: 2,629

Total number of variant cases (Delta) in Sweetwater County: 144
Total number of variant cases (All) in Wyoming: 3,854

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HOSPITALIZATION INFORMATION (10/07/2021)

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

VACCINATION INFORMATION (10/07/2021)

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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