Wyo4News Morning COVID-19 Update: January 6, 2021


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(January 6, 2021) — Seven new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Sweetwater County Tuesday by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). That is the lowest one-day count of new cases reported by the WDH in the county since Dec. 29. Wyoming’s new case total was listed at 212, with nearly one-third of those new cases reported in Laramie County (69). Park County had the next highest total with 18, followed by Teton County’s 17.

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Sweetwater County’s active case count was listed at 91, down one from Monday’s report. Laramie County’s 203 active case count continues to lead the state, with Natrona County next at 124, followed closely by Park County’s 120.

Active case counts and (new cases) in neighboring counties: Carbon 22 (3), Fremont 53 (9), Sublette 21 (7), Lincoln 58 (10), and Uinta 59 (10).

Tuesday, the WDH reported another 28 COVID-19 related deaths of Wyoming residents. Three of the deaths were shown to be Sweetwater County residents, and one from Sublette County. (See the full story here)

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The statewide COVID-19 related hospitalization number held steady at 114, with Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County shown to have seven patients. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has the most patients at 24.

Wyoming’s total case count of COVID-19 since the pandemic’s start is listed at 38,954 with 37,330 recoveries (+122 Tuesday).

The total number of Wyoming COVID-19 cases per county: Albany: 3,208, Big Horn: 700, Campbell: 3,878, Carbon: 898, Converse: 500, Crook: 360, Fremont: 3,448, Goshen: 930, Hot Springs: 205, Johnson: 328, Laramie: 6,152, Lincoln: 836, Natrona: 5,076, Niobrara: 61, Park: 1,994, Platte: 305, Sheridan: 2,118, Sublette: 505, Sweetwater: 2,941, Teton: 2,154, Uinta: 1,340, Washakie: 623, and Weston: 394.

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