COVID case numbers drop, death count rises

Posted 10/14/21

The number of Park County residents actively infected with COVID-19 dropped significantly over the past week, though state officials also announced more local deaths tied to the disease.

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COVID case numbers drop, death count rises

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The number of Park County residents actively infected with COVID-19 dropped significantly over the past week, though state officials also announced more local deaths tied to the disease.

Earlier this week, the Wyoming Department of Health announced that the deaths of six additional Park County residents have been tied to COVID-19, with some dating back to September and others from earlier this month. Five of the people were over the age of 64 and three had health conditions known to put patients at a higher risk of developing severe illness, the department said.

The deaths of 60 Park County residents have now been tied to the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, coming among more than 4,740 confirmed and probable cases.

However, in a positive development, the number of active infections and the number of hospitalizations both dropped over the past week.

On Wednesday, the Department of Health said there were 191 people in Park County who were actively infected with confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19. That was a notable drop from the 248 active cases reported a week earlier.

As of Tuesday, there were 17 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Park County — 14 at Cody Regional Health and three at Powell Valley Healthcare. That was down by one from a week earlier and down from a pandemic high of 20 patients on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the number of local residents vaccinated against COVID-19 continues to rise at a slow rate.

At the start of the week, 11,339 residents were fully vaccinated, representing 38.8% of Park County’s population. That was a roughly 100-person, or not quite 1%, increase from the prior week.

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