Four More COVID Deaths Bring Wyoming’s Toll To 61

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

Four more coronavirus-related deaths have been confirmed, bringing Wyoming’s total death count to 61 since the pandemic began in March.

The Wyoming Department of Health announced the deaths in a release on Tuesday. The four deaths included:

  • An adult Park County man who died earlier this month. The man was not hospitalized and it is unclear whether he had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to the virus;
  • An adult Fremont County woman who died earlier this month. The woman had been hospitalized out-of-state and was known to have health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to the virus;
  • An older adult Johnson County woman who died earlier this month. The woman was hospitalized, but it is unclear whether she had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to the virus, and
  • An older adult Albany County woman who died last week. The woman was hospitalized, was a resident of a local long-term care facility and was known to have health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to the virus.

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 COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyoming’s count of coronavirus-related deaths.

In the state, there have now been 61 coronavirus-related deaths, 8,070 lab-confirmed cases and 1,456 probable cases reported since the pandemic began.

It has been one week since the WDH announced any coronavirus-related deaths. There have been eight deaths announced in October.

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