By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of Wyoming deaths blamed on the coronavirus since it was first detected in the state has increased to 1,601, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday.
The department announced that the deaths of 13 more Wyoming residents in November, December and January had been linked to the coronavirus.
Among the fatalities were three Laramie County residents, two women and one man, and three Natrona County men.
Other victims included a Campbell County man, two Fremont County women, a Hot Springs County woman, a Park County woman and a Sweetwater County man and woman.
The deaths were announced on the same day Health Department figures showed the number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming reached 6,641 on Tuesday, increasing by almost 50% from Friday and exceeding 5,000 for the first time since December 2020.