By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Coronavirus-related hospitalizations in Wyoming have continued to trend downward, with fewer than 170 patients across the state currently in some type of hospital after a spike a last week.
As of Thursday, 169 patients across the state were hospitalized, down from 206 one week ago, according to the Wyoming coronavirus hospital tracker.
The Wyoming Medical Center in Casper and the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center each had the highest number of patients, with 39 and 35, respectively.
Wyoming Medical Center has only three of its intensive care unit beds open, although this doesn’t mean all of the ICU beds occupied by coronavirus patients.
The state’s highest total of coronavirus patients hospitalized was recorded on Nov. 30, at 247.
Campbell County Memorial Hospital recently exceeded its room capacity due to so many coronavirus patients. According to the hospital tracker, that particular hospital has no available ICU beds.
Ventilators at all of the hospitals are still readily available.
The rate of hospital patients testing positive for the virus has actually seen a slight increase over the last week, with around 10.3% of patients testing positive, up from 10.21% on Dec. 10.