COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise in Wyoming

WYOMING — COVID-19 related hospitalizations are again climbing in Wyoming, according to recent data from the Wyoming Department of Health.

As of June 13, 2021, 47 people are currently hospitalized in the state of Wyoming due to COVID-19. Of those, 21 are being treated at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Ten are being treated at Wyoming Medical Center. St. John’s Health in Jackson is treating two patients, as of June 13.

Wyoming Department of Health

Most hospitalizations are among people who have not been fully vaccinated, a spokesperson for the Wyoming Department of Health told Wyoming Public Radio.

On March 14, only nine COVID-19 patients were reported in the state. Hospitalizations peaked on Nov. 30, 2020, with 247 patients statewide.

Teton County is leading the state in vaccinations with 56.11% of the total population fully vaccinated. Statewide, 30% of the population is fully vaccinated, 59% of the senior population 65+ is vaccinated. In Laramie County, where most of the current COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, 30.65% of the population is fully vaccinated.

Wyoming Department of Health

Hospitalization data are collected through self-reporting.

About The Author

Buckrail @ Lindsay

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.

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