By Jim Angell, Cowboy State Daily
Three more Wyoming residents have died as a result of coronavirus, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Thursday.
The department, in a news release, said the deaths of the three older men raised the number of coronavirus-related fatalities seen in the state since the disease was first diagnosed here in mid-March to 49.
One of the victims was an older Goshen County man who died earlier this month at an out-of-state hospital after contracting the virus in Wyoming. The department said it was unclear whether the man had underlying health conditions that might make him more susceptible to complications from the illness.
Another older man, this one from Natrona County, died last week while being hospitalized.
The man did have underlying health conditions, the department said.
The third victim, an older Park County man who had underlying health conditions, died within the last week, the department said. It added the man had not been hospitalized for treatment of coronavirus prior to his death.
Alaska is the only state in the nation with fewer coronavirus-related deaths than Wyoming at 44. Wyoming is one of only three states, along with Alaska and Vermont, with fewer than 100 deaths.