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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations across Wyoming have been on a decline for nearly a month, with fewer than 150 patients hospitalized across the state as of Christmas Eve.

As of Dec. 24, the last time the state’s coronavirus hospitalization tracker was updated, there were 146 patients across Wyoming hospitalized for treatment of the coronavirus. The number is a decline of 101 — almost 41% — from the 247 people hospitalized on Nov. 30.

As of Christmas Eve, the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center had the highest number of coronavirus patients at 35, followed by the Wyoming Medical Center at 25.

More ICU rooms are also opening up around the state, with 61 available statewide as of Christmas Eve, as compared to 39 on Dec. 4. It should be noted that not all of the ICU rooms are occupied by coronavirus patients.

As of Dec. 22, there had been 69,629 coronavirus tests conducted at hospitals across the state, with a 10.84% cumulative positive rate.

Very few people are on ventilators across the state, with 214 open of the state’s 233 available ventilators. However, just because someone is on a ventilator does not mean they have the coronavirus.

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