By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of Wyoming deaths blamed on coronavirus since it was first detected in March 2020 has increased to 1,136, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday.
The department said the deaths of 56 Wyoming residents were linked to the coronavirus in September and October.
Nine deaths were reported among Natrona County residents, five men and four women, and seven were hospitalized for treatment.
Campbell County reported eight residents died in September and October, five women and three men, while eight Sheridan County residents, five women and three men, also died within the last two months.
Victims also included six Laramie County residents, three men and three women, five Fremont County residents, three men and two women, and four Big Horn County residents, three men and one woman.
Other victims included a Converse County man, two Goshen County men, a Johnson County man, a Sheridan County man and woman, two Sublette County men, two Sweetwater County men, a Sweetwater County woman, a Teton County woman, two Washakie County women, a Washakie County man and a Weston County man.
The announcement was made as the state reported the number of active coronavirus cases in the state declined by 61 on Tuesday from Monday to total 3,064.