Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 Update:
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reports no new COVID-19 cases in Sublette County today. Sublette County has 9 active cases, with 618 recoveries, and 7 deaths, for a total of 634 cases since the pandemic began.
Sublette County ended the week with 15 new COVID-19 cases, a decline from 21 cases the week prior, and a substantial decrease from the surge the county experienced in November. Federal health officials now classify Sublette County among the nation’s “low burden” counties for current COVID-19 infections.
Our neighbors to the north have experienced a recent surge in cases. Teton County is averaging about 39 cases per day, and the COVID-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom has been detected in Teton County. This variant seems to spread more easily and quickly, which may lead to more cases of COVID-19. The CDC reports that there is currently no evidence that this variant causes more severe illness or increased risk of death. However, an increase in the number of cases will put more strain on health care resources, lead to more hospitalizations, and potentially more deaths.
Please continue to follow preventative measures to stop the spread of COVID-19: wear a mask, maintain physical distancing, stay home when sick, and practice good hand hygiene.