Transmission drops, 10th COVID death in Sublette


SUBLETTE COUNTY – The Wyoming Department of Health confirmed the death of another Sublette County resident last week, marking the 10th COVID-related death in the county.

In addition, WDH reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 cases in the county and Sublette County Public Health confirmed 11 active cases in the county as of the most recent update released on Aug. 20. That update also specified individuals were isolating in Big Piney, Boulder, Marbleton and Pinedale.

As of that update, Sublette County was in the “light green” low transmission range – the only county in the state with that designation. All other counties were in the high transmission range.

Dr. Alexia Harrist of the Wyoming Department of Health said last week that Wyoming residents with certain medical conditions should consider getting a third vaccine dose. That would be for high-risk residents who are receiving cancer treatments, have an organ or stem cell transplant, an HIV infection or anyone with a severe immunodeficiency.

Sublette County Public Health is still administering weekly vaccination clinics. Those are conducted at the Marbleton Public Health office on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and the Pinedale Public Health office on Thursdays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The Pfizer vaccine is available for those 12 and older while the Moderna and Janssen vaccines are available to those 18 and older. Registration (at www.sublettewycovid.com/vaccines) is requested but walk-ins are welcome.

Public Health vaccinated over 90 individuals last week. About 26.75 percent of the population has been vaccinated.

Public Health is also offering community health screenings this year. Those will be Aug. 31 through Sept. 2 from 6 to 9:30 a.m. at Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center in Pinedale.

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