Another Sublette resident dies with COVID

SUBLETTE COUNTY – Another Sublette County resident died from COVID-19 this week, sending the county’s death toll up to 16 since the start of the pandemic. That number has grown at an accelerated rate over the past month with the spread of the Delta variant.

Sublette County Public Health confirmed this in its latest briefing on Thursday, Oct. 28. In that update, the Wyoming Department of Health confirmed 23 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past week, and Public Health confirmed 16 active cases.

The county remained in the orange, or moderate-high transmission zone for community spread this week to reflect a lowered amount of active cases. The majority of Wyoming remained in the red “high” transmission range.

Following vaccine clinics, now 3,024 people have been fully vaccinated in Sublette County. That is 30.76 percent of the population. In addition to full vaccinations, Public Health administered 470 booster doses this past week. Those shots are continually offered in the county and sign-up can be completed by calling Public Health at 307-367-2157 to schedule an appointment.

Vaccine clinics are being conducted at the Sublette County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., the Public Health Office at the Marbleton Senior Center on Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m., although it will be closed on Nov. 2 so staff can hold the drive-up clinic at the fairgrounds. The drive-up vaccinations are also held in Pinedale at the Museum of the Mountain Man from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays. It will be closed on Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving.