Seven More COVID Deaths Brings Wyoming’s Total To 68

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By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily

An additional seven coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who had tested positive for the coronavirus have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.

This deaths reported Thursday bring Wyoming’s total coronavirus-related death count to 68.

The seven deaths involved:

  • An older Crook County man who died late last month in another state where he was likely exposed to the virus. It is unclear whether the man was hospitalized; he was known to have health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to the virus;
  • An older Goshen County man who died earlier this month. The man was hospitalized and was known to have health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to the virus;
  • An older Campbell County man who died earlier this month. It is unclear whether he was hospitalized; he was known to have health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to the virus;
  • An older Uinta County woman who died earlier this month. She was hospitalized in another state and was known to have health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to the virus;
  • An older Natrona County who man died last week. He was hospitalized and was not known to have health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to the virus;
  • An older Laramie County woman who died earlier this week. The woman was not hospitalized, but was a resident of a local long-term care facility and had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to the virus, and
  • An older Albany County man who died earlier this week. The man was hospitalized and was a resident of a local long-term care facility. It is unclear whether he had 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 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 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 68 coronavirus-related deaths, 8,537 lab-confirmed cases and 1,582 probable cases reported since the pandemic began in March.

There have been 15 deaths announced in October, the most recent of which were four deaths announced earlier this week.

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