By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of Wyoming residents whose deaths have been linked to coronavirus since the illness was first detected in Wyoming has grown to 1,625, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday.
The department said another 24 deaths that occurred in December and January are being blamed on the illness.
Eight Laramie County residents, five women and three men, were among the fatalities, as were four Natrona County residents, three women and one man.
Three Campbell County men were also among the victims, as were three Park County residents, two men and one woman.
Other victims included an Albany County woman, a Hot Springs County man, a Platte County woman, a Sublette County man, a Sweetwater County man and a Teton County man.
The announcement came on the same day Department of Health figures showed the number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming fell by almost half to total 3,958.