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Wyoming COVID-19 hospitalizations spike above 200 again on Monday


CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming COVID-19 hospitalizations spiked above 200 again on Monday, September 20 after four days under the 200 mark, according to Wyoming Department of Health data.

There were 202 COVID-19 patients in Wyoming hospitals on Monday, 32 more than there were on Saturday and 17 more than on Sunday.

The most recent peak in hospitalizations occurred on September 8 when there were 233 COVID-19 patients in Wyoming hospitals. That marked the highest since December 2, 2020 when Wyoming was beginning to descend from an all-time pandemic high of 247 COVID-19 patients on November 30, 2020.

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The Wyoming Medical Center had the most COVID-19 patients on Monday at 41, followed by the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center with 37 COVID-19 patients.

The Campbell County Memorial Hospital, the Johnson County Healthcare Center and SageWest Health Care-Lander each had zero available intensive care unit beds on Monday. Four hospitals had only one open ICU bed. While ICU beds are not exclusively used to treat COVID-19 patients, when hospitals deal with surges in these patients, that can put a strain on their ability to care for other types of critical-needs patients.

918 Wyoming residents have reportedly died after contracting COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to the WDH.

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.