Omicron Cases in Wyoming Near 200 Mark, 8 Counties Now Affected
As many as 191 cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have now been detected in eight of Wyoming's 23 counties, according to Wyoming Department of Health data.
As of Thursday, Jan. 20, Albany County had 97 cases, Laramie County had 51, Fremont County had 19, Carbon County had 12, Goshen and Sheridan counties each had four, Park County had three, and Johnson County had one.
Of the 191 cases, 80.10% are among 19- to 59-year-olds. Those age 60 and older account for 10.47% of the cases, while those 18 and under account for 9.42% of the cases.
The numbers are nearly eight times higher than what they were two weeks ago when Carbon County had one case, Laramie County had nine, and Albany County had 15.
Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 104,985 lab-confirmed cases, 28,510 probable cases, and 1,601 COVID-related deaths since the pandemic began.
It should be noted that not all positive tests are tested for variants, which means there are likely more Omicron cases in the state than the data reflects.
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