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Omicron heading towards peak

Hospitalizations and deaths not increasing as fast as case numbers

A little later than the rest of the nation, Wyoming now appears to be on the upward swing towards the peak of its Omicron wave. But while infection rates are high and the number of known cases is rising, hospitalizations have not increased as much as during the Delta wave and deaths from COVID-19 are relatively low.

On Friday, the state reported its highest number of new cases in a single day at any time during the pandemic, with 1875 new infections added to the list. This broke a record that had only been set two days beforehand, when 1592 new cases were reported.

The increase is believed to...