By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
The number of Wyoming’s coronavirus-related hospitalizations has stayed fairly steady over the last week, with 22 patients hospitalized across the state as of Thursday.
According to the Wyoming hospitalization tracker, coronavirus-related hospitalizations have been up and down over the past week, going from 20 last Thursday to 28 on Monday.
However, there has been a decline in patients since Monday.
The hospital with the most coronavirus patients was the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, with eight. The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center and St. Johns Medical Center in Jackson followed with three patients each.
Evanston Regional Hospital, Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie and Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland each had two patients. Community Hospital in Torrington and North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell each had one patient.
The Wyoming Medical Center also had the most intensive care unit patients, with 11 as of Thursday. CRMC had eight ICU patients. However, just because someone is in the ICU doesn’t mean they have the coronavirus.
Only eight ventilators were being used across the state, three each at CRMC and the Wyoming Medical Center and one each at the Washakie Medical Center and Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.
As of Thursday, there have been 87,482 coronavirus tests conducted at hospitals across the state. The average seven-day positivity rate was 4.49%.
Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 682 coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic began last year.