By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
A Natrona County man has become the 42nd person to die in Wyoming from the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Friday.
He was an older man with health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to the virus. The man had been hospitalized.
Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total based on official death certificate information.
If death certificates do not 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.
Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 42 coronavirus-related deaths, 3,373 lab-confirmed cases and 616 probable cases reported.
This is the second report of a death this week from WDH.
Earlier, it was announced four people from across Wyoming were added to the state’s count. All of the people who died were older and three of them had been hospitalized.