COVID cases continue to rise in Teton County

JACKSON, Wyo. — COVID-19 cases in Teton County have increased by 91% in the last two weeks, according to metrics from The New York Times.

Last Thursday, Teton County Health Department declared that the county had entered the “orange,” or moderate risk level for COVID-19. Cases continue to climb and community transmission has increased.

On tracking COVID-19 in Teton County, Wyo., The Times wrote that “cases have increased recently and are very high. The number of hospitalized COVID patients has also risen in the Teton County area.”

This graphic depicts that January 2021 was the worst month for cases in Teton County. However, cases are starting to trend upward once again, concerning public health officials in Wyoming. Photo: The New York Times

The county has seen a 43% increase in hospitalizations within the last 14 days and a test positivity increase of 3%.

With deaths remaining at about the same level and the test positivity rate in Teton County relatively low, statistics suggest that testing capacity is adequate for evaluating COVID-19 spread in the area explained The Times.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 6 residents have been infected, a total of 3,960 reported cases. Right now, Teton County is at a very high risk for unvaccinated people,” said The Times.

According to St. John’s Daily Updates, as of Aug. 6, one laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patient is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), one laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients are in the Primary Care Unit (PCU) and one confirmed/suspected COVID-19 patient is on a ventilator.

Teton County is the most vaccinated county in the state with 74% of its population fully vaccinated. Due to the rate of COVID-19 transmission, Teton County is at a very high-risk level for unvaccinated people because there was an average of 28 daily cases per 100,000 people reported in the past two weeks. The risk in Teton County will decrease to high risk if the daily case rate drops to less than about 11.4 cases per 100,000 people over the past two weeks and the test positivity stays low. The case charts on this page show 7-day averages, while risk levels are assessed based on 14-day case averages, which may be different.

Nearby counties are also at a very high-risk level. Cases have increased recently in Fremont, Park and Lincoln counties in Wyoming; Bonneville, Fremont and Teton Counties in Idaho; and Gallatin County in Montana.

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