By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
The number of Wyoming residents hospitalized for treatment of the coronavirus is trending downward, providing a much-needed break for medical personnel after nearly a month of record-high cases.
But some hospitals are still struggling with the number of patients in their intensive care units, according to the Wyoming coronavirus hospitalization tracker.
The city of Cheyenne’s two medical facilities, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and the VA hospital, only have a total of three ICU beds left between them.
CRMC, as of Sunday, has 58 of the state’s 205 coronavirus patients, while the VA has 13.
The Wyoming Medical Center in Casper is not in much better shape, with the hospital also only having one ICU bed left.
Ventilators are still mostly available, although CRMC has seven patients using them and WMC has 14 on ventilators.
The rate of hospital patients testing positive for the virus has also seen a slight uptick over the last week, with around 10.11% of patients testing positive for it, up from 10.02% just days prior.