By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming has seen a slight spike in coronavirus-related hospitalizations this week in the wake of two major holidays.
Through the week of Jan. 7, Wyoming hospitals saw an increase of about 20 coronavirus patients admitted, with hospitalizations reaching a high of 114 on Tuesday, compared to Dec. 31, which saw only 95 people hospitalized with the virus, according to the Wyoming hospital tracker.
Coronavirus hospitalizations peaked in the state at 247 on Nov. 30.
As of Thursday, the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center had the most coronavirus patients in the state with 24. While the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper had the second-highest number of patients at 15, Campbell County Memorial Hospital was close behind with 13.
St. Johns Medical Center in Jackson also had a fairly high amount of patients, with 10 currently admitted.
Both Campbell County and St. Johns only had one bed left available in their respective intensive care units as of Thursday, but ICU beds are available to both coronavirus patients and those with other emergency needs.
Most ventilators in the state were still available to patients, despite the spike in hospitalizations.
There have been 73,906 coronavirus tests conducted at hospitals across the state, with a cumulative positive rate of 11.01%.