By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
A Uinta County man who recently died in another state has been added to Wyoming’s total number of deaths related to the coronavirus, bringing the number to 26.
According to a news release from the Wyoming Department of Health, the adult man had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to the virus. He had been previously included in Wyoming’s case count and was hospitalized in another state when he died.
Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 2,136 lab-confirmed cases and 453 probable cases reported.
Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total regardless of where the person died. Based on official death certificate information, if the disease didn’t cause or contribute to the person’s death, that person’s death isn’t reflected in Wyoming’s count of coronavirus-related deaths even if the person is known to be positive for the virus.