By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
The number of Wyoming deaths linked to the coronavirus has increased to 1,718, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
The department said the deaths of 29 people in January and February have been linked to the illness.
The newly reported deaths included 10 Laramie County residents, six men and four women, three Natrona County residents, two men and one woman, and three Fremont County residents, two women and one man.
Other victims included an Albany County man and woman, a Campbell County man, a Crook County woman, a Hot Springs County man, two Park County men, two Sheridan County women, a Sweetwater County woman, a Teton County man, a Washakie County woman and a Weston County woman.
The announcement came on the same day the department announced the number of active coronavirus cases in the state had dropped by 415 over the long holiday weekend to total 539.