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October 4, 2020 Sublette COVID-19 Update

Sublette County has had a total of 123 COVID-19 cases, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. Today, October 4, the county has 27 active cases, with 95 recoveries and 1 death.

The Wyoming Department of Health reported on Friday, Oct. 2, that there are 32 people hospitalized in Wyoming with COVID-19 – the highest patient count since the pandemic began. It appears that the number is even higher, with St John’s Health in Jackson reporting Friday that it has 6 COVID patients. The WDH count did not include any St. John’s patients.

From the Friday, October 2, 2020 St. John's Health CEO Update:

• We have six COVID patients in the hospital, a record number, up from the previous daily count of 0-3.
• Despite severely restrictive visitation measures and the significant precautions we put in place months ago, COVID has found its way into our Living Center, our beloved residential community for aging adults who need nursing care. This has required a major operational and clinical response, including extensive regular testing and moving residents out of their familiar living spaces to create an isolation wing where we can monitor residents who may have been exposed.
• In addition to our three Living Center residents who are being isolated and treated for COVID in the acute care hospital unit, we currently have four SJH employees who are positive for COVID and 20 additional staff members who are quarantined and unable to work due to their primary exposure to a COVID-positive individual.
• The impact of COVID at Teton County Fire/EMS has affected their ability to respond as usual to some of the hospital’s patient transport needs.
• The hotline is getting numbers of daily calls we haven’t seen since the national parks and local businesses reopened early this summer.
• The number of daily new Teton County positive cases has hit a new record and now routinely breaks the double-digit barrier.
Sublette COVID-19
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