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Hospital nears crisis point

Serious COVID-19 infections outpacing available space

Crook County Memorial Hospital is reaching crisis point due to the number of people with severe COVID-19 symptoms who are currently seeking medical care. At this time, the hospital is battling to cope with the influx of patients in need of life-saving assistance.

"COVID-19 is definitely on the rise in Crook County, across the State of Wyoming and the nation," says Micki Lyons, CEO of Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD), who says there has been an explosion of new cases.

"Hospitals, including CCMSD, are being overwhelmed and are facing major staffing shortages."

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