Elderly Washakie County Man Becomes Wyoming’s 12th Coronavirus Death

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By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily

An older Washakie County resident has died after becoming infected with coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health reported Thursday.

The man is the 12th person to die in Wyoming as a result of the illness.The department said the man was a resident of a Washakie County long-term care facility who had earlier tested positive for the virus.

The facility had been identified earlier as being hit by a coronavirus outbreak. Testing has identified five cases among staff and six among the facility’s residents.

No further information on the death was immediately available.

In addition to the 12 reported deaths, 608 lab-confirmed cases, and 193 probable cases have been reported so far among Wyoming residents.

COVID-19 can be transmitted by infected people who don’t yet have symptoms. Disease symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after virus exposure and include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.

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