CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health reported 21 additional COVID-19-related deaths among Wyoming residents on Tuesday, September 7.
The 21 additional deaths brought the total number of Wyoming residents who have died after contracting COVID-19 to 879.
These are deaths that have COVID-19 listed as either the underlying or primary cause of death or as a contributing cause of death, the WDH explains.
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COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state surged to 230 on Tuesday, the most since Dec. 2, 2020. Hospitalizations are trending closer to a new all-time high during the pandemic. Peak hospitalizations so far during the pandemic occurred on Nov. 30, 2020, when there were 247 COVID-19 patients in Wyoming hospitals.
Hospitals have been reporting that a majority of COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated. Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County said last week that 98% of its COVID-19 patients have not been fully vaccinated. The WMC said that 90% of its patients have not been fully vaccinated, citing data from August 1-14.
The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.