By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of Wyoming residents whose deaths have been linked to the coronavirus since it was first detected in the state has grown to 1,080, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday.
The department, in its weekly update on COVID fatalities, said it had identified 29 more Wyoming residents whose deaths were tied to the illness. The residents died in September or October.
The deaths included six Big Horn County residents, five men and one woman, all residents of long-term care facilities who died in September and October.
The victims also included five Park County residents, three women and two men, who died in September and October.
Other victims included an Albany County man, two Campbell County men, a Converse County woman, a Crook County man, two Fremont County men, two Laramie County women, two Lincoln County men, a Natrona County man and woman, a Sheridan County woman and three Sweetwater County men.
The deaths were announced on the same day that Department of Health figures showed the number of active coronavirus cases in the state declined by 65 to total 3,169.