Second Sweetwater County Coronavirus-Related Death Reported

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A Sweetwater County woman previously identified as a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 has died, according to a July 16 release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), bringing the state’s total COVID-19 related deaths to 23. This is the second state-wide reported death this week.

The older woman is the second of three patients hospitalized at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County to pass of COVID-19 related causes, per a July 16 release from Sweetwater County Public Health. A Green River resident in her 90s who tested positive on July 7, she was hospitalized four days later and passed away late yesterday afternoon. She was known to have health conditions that put her at a heightened risk of serious illness related to the disease, per the WDH release.

The county’s first virus-related death, a Rock Springs man in his 70s, occurred Monday evening, according to the Sweetwater County District Board of Health. Currently, there are 146 lab-confirmed cases in Sweetwater, 11 probables and now two deaths with 120 recoveries reported.

Also as of Thursday morning, there have been 1,605 lab-confirmed cases statewide and 380 probable cases reported.

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At that same time, in Campbell County, there have been 74 lab-confirmed cases, three of which were reported in the last 24 hours. The number of county-wide probable cases is currently 19 with 70 total recoveries, of which 58 are lab-confirmed and 12 are probable cases. Thus far, there have been no COVID-19 related deaths reported in the county, per WDH.

As of Thursday morning, 59,347 test have been processed through both the state and private labs, according to the same data.

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