By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The deaths of 10 more Wyoming residents, including three residents of Goshen County long-term care facilities, have been linked to the coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Thursday.
The department said seven women and three men died between late September and last week, bringing the total number of Wyoming deaths attributed to the disease to 87.
The department said the Goshen County residents were all older women who lived in long-term care facilities. The department did not specify whether the three lived in the same facility.
One of the women died late last month, while the other two died earlier this month. All three had health conditions known to increase the risk of complications from the coronavirus.
The department said other victims included:
*An Albany County woman who died late last month and had underlying health conditions;
*An older Converse County man who died earlier this month;
*An older Fremont County woman who died last week after being hospitalized in Wyoming and another state for treatment of the illness;
*An older Laramie County woman who died earlier this month, was a resident of a long-term care facility and had underlying health conditions;
*An older Natrona County man who died earlier this month and was a resident of a long-term care facility;
*A Natrona County man who died earlier this month after being hospitalized in Wyoming and another state for treatment of the illness, and
*An older Sheridan County woman who died earlier this month and had underlying health conditions.
Deaths are attributed to coronavirus if the illness was the direct cause of death or was a contributing factor. All Wyoming residents whose deaths are linked to the illness are listed as Wyoming fatalities even if they die in other states.