By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
An older Natrona County woman who died last week has been added to the total of Wyoming’s coronavirus-related deaths.
The Wyoming Department of Health announced the death on Thursday.
The woman was hospitalized and known to have health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to the coronavirus.
Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total based on official death certificate information.
If death certificates don’t 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.
Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 54 coronavirus-related deaths, 6,031 lab-confirmed cases and 1,061 probable cases reported since the pandemic began.