Three Deaths Added To Wyoming’s Coronavirus Count

Three new deaths have been attributed to Wyoming's coronavirus death count, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Friday.

Ellen Fike

August 21, 20201 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Three new deaths among Wyoming residents have been attributed to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Friday.

There have now been 37 deaths recorded in the state.

The patients were:

  • An older adult Laramie County man with health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk and had been hospitalized;
  • An older adult Sublette County woman who died earlier this month in a Utah long-term care facility, where she was exposed to the virus;
  • An older Carbon County man who died in a Florida long-term care facility earlier this month, where he was exposed to the virus.

Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total based on official death certificate information and the location of the person’s permanent residence.

Deaths among Wyoming residents who pass away in other states are not counted in both states. If death certificates don’t describe the coronavirus as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyoming’s count of coronavirus-related deaths.

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