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 the state has increased by 1,741, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Tuesday.
The department announced it had tied the deaths of 23 people in January and February to the illness.
The deaths included five Laramie County women and five Fremont County residents, three men and two women.
Other deaths included three Park County residents, two women and one man, two Goshen County women and a Natrona County man and woman.
Also included in the fatalities were a Campbell County man, a Carbon County man, a Crook County woman, a Johnson County woman, a Lincoln County woman and a Uinta County man.
The announcement came the same day as department figures showed the number of active coronavirus cases in Wyoming fell to 314, a decline of 251 from Monday.