By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of deaths of Wyoming residents linked to the coronavirus grew to 1,428 over the last two weeks, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
The department on Tuesday announced that 81 more Wyoming deaths have been tied to COVID. The deaths occurred in October and November.
The department did not issue an update on coronavirus-related deaths last week because of the holiday, so Tuesday’s report combined numbers from the last two weeks.
Seventeen Natrona County residents were among the victims, nine men and eight women, while 14 Laramie County residents, 10 women and four men, also died in October and November.
Twelve Fremont County residents, six men and six women, were reported among the victims as were eight Park County residents, four men and four women.
Other victims included six Campbell County residents, four women and two men, two Albany County women and one man, two Carbon County men, two Converse County women and one man, a Crook County woman, a Goshen County man, a Niobrara County woman, two Platte County women and one man, a Sheridan County man and woman, a Sublette County man, three Sweetwater County men and one woman, a Uinta County man, a Washakie County woman and a Weston County woman.
The announcement was made on the same day that the department’s numbers showed the number of active COVID cases in the state increased by 36 to total 1,234.