By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Another 41 Wyoming deaths have been linked to the coronavirus, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
The department announced Tuesday that the deaths bring to 996 the number of Wyoming residents whose deaths have been tied to the virus since it was first detected in the state in March 2020.
All of the deaths occurred in August or September, the department said.
Six of the victims, five women and one men, were Laramie County residents, while four others, three men and one woman, were from Fremont County.
Four Natrona County residents, two men and two women, also died in September, as did four Park County residents, three men and one woman, and four Platte County residents, three men and one woman.
Other victims included an Albany County man and woman, two Big Horn County men, three Campbell County men, a Carbon County man and a Converse County woman.
A Crook County man’s death was also linked to COVID, as was the death of a Goshen County man, a Niobrara County man, a Sheridan County man, a Sweetwater County man and woman, a Teton County woman and two Uinta County men.
The announcement came as the Health Department announced the number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming declined for a second consecutive day Tuesday, falling by 45 from Monday to total 3,662.