Sublette experiences deadliest COVID month

SUBLETTE COUNTY – Sublette County returned to the moderate-high transmission zone and another county resident died of COVID-19, Sublette County Public Health confirmed in an update issued Nov. 12.

That brings the county’s amount of COVID-related deaths to 21 total. Eight of those came in the past month, the most people the county has lost to the novel coronavirus in a month span.

Public Health confirmed 23 active cases as of the update and the Wyoming Department of Health reported 33 new cases in the week leading up to the update.

Following the vaccination clinic in Marbleton last week, 3,055 people have been fully vaccinated in the county. That puts the county just over 31 percent of its population.

Vaccination clinics are still offered weekly. The Public Health Office in Marbleton hosts flu and COVID-19 vaccinations from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday. The Public Health Office in Pinedale hosts flu and COVID-19 vaccinations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday. The Pinedale clinic will be closed for Thanksgiving.

Flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinics are open to children as young as 5. Registration is requested by calling 307-367-2157, but walk-ins are welcomed on scheduled clinic days.

Public Health is no longer offering drive-through clinics at this time.