COVID hits near-high in Sublette


SUBLETTE COUNTY – Confirmed COVID-19 cases skyrocketed in Sublette County last week with the Wyoming Department of Health reporting 81 new cases, according to the Jan. 21 Public Health briefing. Sublette County Public Health, meanwhile, confirmed 23 active cases in the county as of that update.

Eighty-one new cases in a week is the highest the county has experienced since the county’s highest spike in November 2020.

Those numbers have led Sublette County to move into the high transmission zone for community spread. Most of the state is also in the high transmission zone.

According to the update, clinics and schools are reporting high numbers of typical winter viruses like RSV and influenza A in addition to COVID cases.

“To help protect yourself and your family,” the update read, “remember to keep hydrated, take supplements as directed by your doctor, wash your hands, use a mask when going out in crowded places, stay home and rest when you aren’t feeling well.”

As of the Jan. 17 vaccination clinic, a total of 3,364 people – about 34.22 percent of the county – have been fully vaccinated.

Public Health continues to offer weekly flu and COVID vaccination clinics. Those are at the Public Health Office in the Marbleton Senior Center on Tuesdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and at the Public Health Office in Pinedale on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Appointments are recommended and can be scheduled by calling 307-367-2157.

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