Sublette's active COVID-19 cases make slight drop


SUBLETTE COUNTY – Active cases of COVID-19 in Sublette County dipped down last week following a steady rise for weeks.

The Wyoming Department of Health reported seven new cases in the week of Aug. 7-13. Sublette County Public Health confirmed 10 active cases in the county as of the latest update, issued Aug. 13. That moved the county’s COVID-19 metrics to 880 total cases – 861 recoveries, 10 active cases and nine deaths. Individuals are quarantining/isolating in Big Piney and Pinedale and one Sublette resident remained hospitalized with COVID-19.

Sublette County remained in the “red zone” for high community spread last week as the Delta variant was confirmed in multiple lab samples sent from the county to the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory for sequencing. The entire state moved into the “red zone” last week with all but Crook, Natrona, Niobrara, Washakie and Weston counties in the high community spread range.

As of Aug. 9, Public Health confirmed 2,555 people in Sublette County were fully vaccinated. That means 26.25 percent of the county has been fully inoculated. Public Health confirmed between 75 and 80 people at clinics each week over the past month.

Those weekly clinics are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Marbleton Public Health office hosts the Tuesday clinic from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Pinedale Public Health office holds its clinic on Thursday from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Moderna, Pfizer and Janssen vaccines are available. Registration is requested at www.sublettewycovid.com/vaccines, but walk-ins are welcomed. The Janssen and Modern vaccines are available to those 18 and older while the Pfizer is available for those as young as 12.

Public Health, along with the Wyoming Health Fairs, is hosting the community health screening again this year. Screenings will be held Tuesday, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 from 6 to 9:30 a.m. at Rendezvous Pointe. The Wyoming Health Fairs recommends a 12-hour fast prior to blood draws for those not diabetic. The public is encouraged to drink plenty of water and take medications as usual. Medicare does not pay for health fair screenings but WHF accepts all forms of payments and can bill Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Cigna insurance companies.

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