The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) announced Tuesday that a Campbell County woman has died of COVID-19. This marks the 25th coronavirus-related death in the state and the first in Campbell County.
The older female had been quarantined at home and did not have any health conditions known to put patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19, according to a Tuesday evening press release from Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), and had not been hospitalized.
Two of the six metrics on the COVID-19 Dashboard – the number of new cases, hospital admissions – have now been marked “concerning” while the percent of new cases attributed to community-acquired spread, total hospital bed and ICU beds available remain “stable.”
The percent of those who have tested positive, which currently is 2.9% statewide out of 43,605 residents tested (of those include 2,580 Campbell County residents for an average of 2.7%), per WDH data, remains “improved.”
There have now been 1,830 lab-confirmed cases of COVD-19 in the state, along with 408 probable cases. Of those total cases, 1,371 lab-confirmed patients have since recovered along with 323 probables.
As of Wednesday morning, there are 78 lab-confirmed cases and 19 probables with 82 recoveries, including 68 lab-confirmed patients and 14 probables.
Per WDH, symptoms of the novel coronavirus may appear from two to 14 days after virus exposure and include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, muscle pains, headache, chills, sore throat and a new onset of loss of taste or smell. The virus can be transmitted by infected people even if they are experiencing no symptoms.
For more information about COVID-19, see WDH.