By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of deaths of Wyoming residents tied to the coronavirus grew to almost 1,300 on Tuesday as the Wyoming Department of Health released its latest fatality numbers.
The department said 55 more Wyoming deaths have been linked to COVID-19, raising the total number of fatalities since the illness was first discovered in the state in March 2020 to 1,298.
Nine Fremont County residents, six women and three men, were among the latest victims of the illness, as were nine Natrona County residents, five men and four women.
The victims also included nine Park County residents, seven men and two women, and five Campbell County residents, three men and two women.
Other victims included an Albany County woman, a Big Horn County man and woman, a Converse County man, two Crook County men, a Goshen County man, three Laramie County men, a Lincoln County man, a Niobrara County man and woman and a Platte County man.
A Sheridan County man and woman were also among those whose deaths were linked to the illness, as was a Sublette County man, two Sweetwater County women and one man, two Uinta County men and a Weston County man.
The announcement came as department figures showed the number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming fell by 52 on Tuesday to total 2,414.