Death of Fremont County Resident from Coronavirus Confirmed Thursday

Death Cert. form.

(H/t Wyoming Department of Health)

A Fremont County man previously identified as one of Wyoming’s laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 died recently while being hospitalized out of state, according to a July 16 release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), bringing the state’s death toll from the virus to 24.

The older man had health conditions known to put patients at a higher risk of serious illness related to the disease, per the release. His passing marks the tenth COVID-19 related death in Fremont County, which saw an uptick of four cases between Wednesday and Thursday this week.

As of Thursday evening at 6 p.m., WDH reported 360 lab-confirmed cases, 53 probables and 316 recoveries in Fremont.

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Meanwhile, statewide, there had been 24 coronavirus-related deaths, 1,644 lab-confirmed cases and 382 probable cases with 1,540 cumulative recoveries reported among Wyoming residents at that same time.

In Campbell County, there had been 74 lab-confirmed cases and 19 probables with 71 total recoveries, including 59 lab-confirmed and 12 probables and zero COVID-19 related deaths reported.

Thousands of tests are being conducted, per WDH data. In total, 60,203 tests had been processed through both the state and private labs Thursday evening including 29,203 tests processed at the Wyoming State Public Health Laboratory and 30,358 at other labs. These numbers rose from an accumulative 59,347 tests processed through both the state and private labs Thursday morning, as previously reported by County 17.

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