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Wyoming COVID Hospitalizations On Slight Decline, But Still High

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Wyoming have declined slightly after hitting record numbers over the last few weeks.

However, the numbers are still just hovering around 220 patients hospitalized with the virus at 222 as of Friday, according to the Wyoming hospital tracker.

Most of the coronavirus patients were at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (58) and the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper (50). Campbell County Memorial Hospital (20) and St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson (15) had the second highest amount of patients in the intensive care unit.

CRMC only had one ICU bed left available as of Friday. The Wyoming Medical Center only had three ICU beds available.

Around 30 patients across the state are on ventilators, 12 of them at CRMC.

There have been 62,616 coronavirus tests conducted in the state since the beginning of the pandemic. The cumulative positive rate is 10.02%.

This news follows multiple reports of coronavirus-related deaths this week, with nearly scores of people being added to the death toll over the last month.

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