Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Wyoming's active confirmed cases of COVID-19 fell for two consecutive days as hospitalizations and deaths continued to rise. 

The state set another record Friday with 219 patients hospitalized with the illness, an increase of 10 compared to Thursday. 

Active cases dropped from 11,089 to 10,637 as state health officials reported that 1,412 people had recovered from the illness. Meanwhile, new cases reported Friday included 858 lab-confirmed and 102 probable infections.

Wyoming's coronavirus-related deaths have reached 176, as the Wyoming Department of Health announced on Thursday another 21 deaths among residents from the following counties: Albany (1); Big Horn (1); Carbon (1); Fremont (3); Laramie (3); Natrona (9); Sheridan (1) and Sweetwater (2). 

The state has reported 32 deaths just this week and 89 in November. 

Teton County's COVID-19 Emergency Management dashboard showed five COVID-19 patients in the primary care unit and one in intensive care at St. John's Health. Teton County reported 27 new lab-confirmed infections in the past 24 hours, and 163 active lab-confirmed cases, according to the state health department. 

For more on Teton County's public health initiatives, visit the Jackson Hole News&Guide's free coronavirus information webpage

For a list of public facility closings and business alterations due to the virus, see Jackson Hole COVID-19 closures

 
 

Contact Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington at 732-7078 or rebecca@jhnewsandguide.com.

Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington has worked for newspapers across the West. She hosts a rescue podcast, The Fine Line. Her family minivan doubles as her not-so-high-tech recording studio.

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Hi, Mary. Thanks for sharing your concerns about the headline and also your concerns about ensuring that we are doing enough to help readers understand the high rate of outbreak and gravity of the situation. We agree it is a serious time, and we hope that you'll find the additional coverage we provide under the COVID-19 section of our website (free, no subscriptions necessary) useful, as well. The article you are commenting on is one of our brief, online updates on numbers that we do two or three times a week, so it is not very in-depth. We also write frequent in-depth analysis of the pandemic and its impacts on our community in longer articles in the weekly Jackson Hole News&Guide and the Jackson Hole Daily. A couple of recent articles have specifically discussed the troubling situation with regional hospitals filling up, including, "Teton County second COVID-19 death comes amid regional spike in hospitalizations" on Nov. 4; "Idaho's coronavirus surge overwhelms primary care clinics" on Nov. 12; and "'Tired to the bone': Hospitals overwhelmed with virus cases" on Nov. 19. The first in this list is the most comprehensive in terms of discussion with Teton County's health officials and their outlook on the situation and procedures/agreements in terms of transfers. Thank you for commenting, and please stay safe out there! We hope you have a nice Thanksgiving.

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