By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Four more Wyoming residents have died as a result of the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Monday.
The deaths involved Natrona and Sheridan county residents residents who had earlier tested positive for the virus. Wyoming has now recorded 46 deaths in the state related to the coronavirus.
The victims of the virus announced Monday included:
- An older Natrona County woman with health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to the coronavirus. She had not been hospitalized;
- An older Sheridan County man, also with higher-risk health conditions. He had been hospitalized;
- An additional older Sheridan County man, also with higher-risk health conditions. He had not been hospitalized;
- An older woman who was a Sheridan County resident who died in August after being exposed to the virus in an out-of-state long-term care facility where she was receiving care.
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 do not describe the virus as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyoming’s count of coronavirus-related deaths.