Northern Arapaho Tribe Reports Coronavirus Death

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By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily

A Fremont County man has died as a result of the coronavirus, bringing to 28 the number of Wyoming residents whose deaths have been linked to the illness.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe announced Thursday the death of the man, who was married to a woman whose coronavirus-related death was reported earlier this week.

“We offer our most heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of this couple — it is a staggering loss anytime family elders are lost,” Lee Spoonhunter, chairman of the Northern Arapaho Business Council, said in a news release. “They had children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and were known for their committed devotion to their Lord and Savior and each other. We pray for comfort for the loved ones they leave behind, and that our Tribal community soon emerges safely from this virus that has brought our people so much pain.”

Fremont County has now seen 12 deaths related to the illness, the highest number of any county in the state.

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