Three more Campbell County residents have died of complications related to the coronavirus, according to a late Monday evening release from Campbell County Public Health (CCPH).
The deaths include an older man who was hospitalized outside of the county as well as an older male who had been hospitalized in Gillette and an adult female who was not hospitalized.
All three had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19, per CCPH.
This raises the county’s COVID-19 related deaths to 10 since the start of the pandemic last spring and 202 deaths across the state.
The escalation of lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Campbell County has again prompted CCPH to urge residents to take the virus seriously. The 14-day average of new daily lab-confirmed cases in Campbell County is approximately 53, according to CCPH, with a positivity rate slightly higher than 34%.
Hospitalizations throughout the state likewise continue to rise. According to self-reported data by hospitals, COVID-19 related hospitalizations hit a record high of 235 on Nov. 21, per CCPH. Currently, there are 13 COVID-19 related hospitalizations at Campbell County Memorial Hospital with only two open adult ICU beds.
As of Tuesday morning, there have been a total of 25,560 lab-confirmed cases throughout Wyoming with 2,426 of those cases in Campbell County, per WDH. Currently, CCPH is monitoring 1,246 active cases in the county with 77 reported in the last 24 hours.
To date, more than 17,000 lab-confirmed patients have recovered in Wyoming, with 1,269 of those in Campbell County.
The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.