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Laramie County sees an up tick in Pediatric cases

Pediatric Covid sees and up tick in Laramie County. Tracy Garcia, Chief Nursing Officer
Pediatric Covid sees and up tick in Laramie County. Tracy Garcia, Chief Nursing Officer(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 10:52 PM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Laramie County is showing an alarming trend, and parents should pay attention.

Health officials are saying that children’s Covid-19 case numbers are going up.

The week of Dec. 26th through Jan. 1st, case numbers for children ages 0 to 18 were 41.

From Jan. 2th to 8th, they had 135 cases, and from Jan. 9th to 11th, they already had 82 cases in only 2 days.

This week 2 children have been admitted to the hospital for Covid-19.

“Makes me very nervous because we have seen an increase in the number of pediatric cases in the community that are testing positive for Covid. We’ve had in the last month several admissions of pediatric patients for Covid,” said Tracy Garcia, Chief Nursing Officer and V.P. of Clinical Services.

Vaccinations, masking, hand-washing, and social distancing are still the best ways to prevent catching and being seriously hospitalized by the highly contagious Omicron variant.

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