Hospitalizations On The Rise, Four More Covid Related Deaths

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Health officials in Wyoming have reported that the number of people hospitalized for the coronavirus has increased to 73, the highest point since the pandemic started in March. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that the state received 68 hospitalization reports on Monday, but it didn’t include five patients hospitalized at Jackson’s St. Johns Health. Sunday was the first time hospitalizations exceeded 60. Health officials say the increase in hospitalizations mirror an increase of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases reported across the state since late September. October has been a record-setting month for cases.

More coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

·         An adult Park County man died earlier this month. The man was not hospitalized and it’s unclear whether he had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.

·         An adult Fremont County woman died earlier this month. The woman had been hospitalized out of state and was known to have health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.

·         An older adult Johnson County woman died earlier this month. The woman was hospitalized. It is unclear whether she had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.

·         An older adult Albany County woman died last week. The woman was hospitalized, was a resident of a local long-term care facility and was known to have health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.

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