Wyo4News Morning COVID-19 Update: January 22, 2021


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January 22, 2021 –– Thursday’s report from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) showed 23 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Sweetwater County. Overall, Wyoming had 253 new cases recorded yesterday, led by Teton County’s 60.

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The active case count in the county climbed slightly to 108, just two more than Thursday. The total number of active cases in the state was listed at 2,001, an increase of 44 from Thursday’s WDH report. Teton County continues to lead the state with 285 active cases.

The number of active cases (and new cases) n neighboring counties: Carbon 38 (22), Fremont 86 (19), Sublette 5 (3), Lincoln 30 (2), and Uinta 184 (15).

In total, Wyoming’s number of COVID-19 cases stands at 43,041 with 41,040 recoveries. The state’s related death toll remains at 550.

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On Thursday, Governor Mark Gordon announced that health orders are continuing to ease, reflecting improvement in Wyoming’s COVID-19 situation since the beginning of December. The latest change is to increase attendance limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings. On January 26, indoor gatherings that incorporate social distancing and face coverings are permitted for up to 25 percent of capacity or 250 persons, and outdoor gatherings of up to 500 persons.

As of Thursday, the WDH is reporting 84 COVID-19 related hospitalizations in the state. Three of those patients are listed at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.

The total number of Wyoming COVID-19 cases per county: Albany: 3,353, Big Horn: 786, Campbell: 4,094, Carbon: 1,046, Converse: 526, Crook: 372, Fremont: 3,733, Goshen: 1,010, Hot Springs: 258, Johnson: 372, Laramie: 6,702, Lincoln: 931, Natrona: 5,518, Niobrara: 63, Park: 2,361, Platte: 350, Sheridan: 2,280, Sublette: 519, Sweetwater: 3,239, Teton: 2,774, Uinta: 1,563, Washakie: 673, and Weston: 518.

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