COVID-19 News Update: September 23, 2021

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September 23, 2021

Sweetwater County’s Supply of Oxygen Concentrator Devices is LimitedSweetwater County Public Health was notified today that the usual supply of Oxygen Concentrator devices in the county is limited and running low. An order of Oxygen Concentrators is expected to be delivered today and another by early next week. Unfortunately, these orders will not bring supplies to normal levels but we are working to obtain more.

Public Health has reached out to the State to secure supplies if needed, but Oxygen Concentrators are a scarce resource nationwide due to the increased numbers of positive COVID-19 patients and their need for oxygen treatment. Kim White with Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County said the emergency department has sent over 50 patients home on oxygen since September 1, 2021, “having oxygen concentrators for home use is essential in the treatment of many lung diseases including COVID-19”.

Oxygen Concentrators are medical devices used for delivering oxygen to individuals with breathing-related disorders.

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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: 68
Number of new cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming since the last report: 641

The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Sweetwater County: 260
The number of lab-confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Wyoming: 3,301

Total number of variant cases (Delta) in Sweetwater County: 90
Total number of variant cases (All) in Wyoming: 3,231

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HOSPITALIZATION INFORMATION

Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Wyoming: 207
Total number of COVID-19 related hospitalization in Sweetwater County: 13

VACCINATION INFORMATION

First Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 233,388
Second Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 204,352
Third Vaccine Doses Administered Statewide (Pfizer/Moderna): 3,201

One-Dose Vaccine Doses Administered (J&J Janssen): 19,091

Total Doses Administered: 460,032

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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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