Coronavirus on upswing in Wyoming


LYMAN — Wyoming’s active coronavirus increased 87 on Wednesday from Tuesday.

Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) figures showed t the department received reports of nine recoveries among those with confirmed or probable cases.

At the same time, the state reported 82 new laboratory-confirmed and 14 new probable cases, leaving Wyoming with 644 active cases. Uinta County is listed with 21 active cases. Laramie County is still top of the list with 44 new cases bringing their total to 300. Sweetwater is second with 52 active cases. Niobrara County had one.

The new confirmed and probable cases brought to 63,331 the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus since the first case was detected in Wyoming in March 2020. Of those, 61,927 have recovered.

Also on Tuesday, nine more Wyoming deaths were tied to COVID, according to the WDH. The deaths occurred in June and July, which included four Laramie County residents, brought the number of Wyoming residents whose deaths have been linked to COVID to 760.

All of the residents who died were hospitalized for treatment of the illness. There have now been 760 coronavirus-caused deaths in Wyoming since the pandemic arrived here in March 2020. Five of the new deaths occurred in June, four occurred earlier this month.

According to latest info release by Uinta County Public Health Wyoming has one of the lowest vaccination rate and is at 40 percent trailing Alabama at 41 percent. And the same as Idaho at 40 percent. The vaccination rate in Uinta County is about 25 percent. Teton has the highest, with around 60-65 percent, followed by Albany with under 50 percent.

As for individual states Vermont and Massachusetts have 75 and 71 percent, respectively.

Teton County has, this week, upgraded their risk of the coronavirus due to an increase in active cases.

Another bit of information about the virus in Wyoming, 95 percent of the active cases since the beginning of May are in unvaccinated or partial-vaccinated people, according to Kim Profit of the Uinta County Public Health Office.

As for the Delta variant, according to Proffit’s information, large numbers are being sequenced in Laramie County and Albany County.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warn that the Delta variant will soon be the dominant strain of COVID-19 in the U.S.

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