Park County COVID-19 Infection Rate Lowest Since July 2021
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 8, 2022
For the first time in a long time, COVID-19 transmission is low in Park County as case numbers show the extreme surge of omicron seems to be over.
While Park County still isn’t done with COVID-19, the risk of infection is significantly lower than it was just a few months ago. After the second surge spurred by omicron, the risk of infection has drastically dropped.
Park County Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin shared the latest data on Saturday, March 5. Dr. Billin hasn’t been posting as much as he has for the last two years – another sign the threat isn’t gone but is passing.
The latest assessment from the Wyoming Department of Health shows eleven active cases of COVID-19 in Park County. Furthermore, only one person was hospitalized with the virus as of yesterday.
According to the Wyoming Department of Health, Park County’s current infection rate is Low at 0.61%.
A low percentage suggests enough active COVID testing to detect most new cases. The county’s infection level hasn’t been under 3% since July 2021.
There is an average of 2.7 new cases confirmed every day. By contrast, there was an average of 26.7 daily cases in January – one of the highest numbers recorded for the whole pandemic.
Despite these positive developments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommend all Americans handle COVID-19 responsibly.
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
- Get tested if you have symptoms.
- Isolation (if testing positive) and quarantine (for significant exposure.)
As of the beginning of March, over 44% of Park County residents – 12,845 people – are fully vaccinated.
There have been 5,750 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Park County since the pandemic began. One hundred thirty-six county residents – and 21 who were vaccinated – died because of complications from a COVID-19 infection.
You can take a closer look at the current status of COVID-19 in Park County on the Wyoming Department of Health COVID Information webpage and the Park County Public Health Officer Facebook page.