By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Gov. Mark Gordon opened his Wednesday afternoon press conference by offering condolences about the two Wyomingites who died from the coronavirus.
The first person died in Johnson County late last week and the second victim was an older man from Laramie County. The latter was confirmed as the second death on Wednesday. Wyoming was the last state to see any deaths related to the virus.
Gordon noted that the second victim was around his own age, while the first was a friend of his.
“I want to extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of both of the victims that have passed away in recent days,” the governor said.
He added that these deaths were a reminder to Wyomingites to continue self-isolating and practice social distancing.
As of Wednesday, Wyoming had 288 confirmed cases of the virus, with 19 hospitalizations occurring. The number of recoveries is up to 176.