Another Fremont County resident has died of complications stemming from the coronavirus, according to a Aug. 7 release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The man had previously tested positive for COVID-19, per WDH, bringing the county’s total to 11 of the state’s 28 deaths related to the virus.
The older adult male is confirmed to have had health conditions that put him at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19 and had been hospitalized, per WDH.
As of Friday morning, there are 2,449 lab-confirmed cases and 509 probable cases reported. Of those lab-confirmed cases, 1,969 have since recovered, along with 397 more probable recoveries.
Fremont County has been the hardest hit county with a cumulative total of 431 lab-confirmed cases and 67 probables (with 371 reported recoveries) as of Friday morning, followed by Laramie and Teton counties with 346 and 327 total lab-confirmed cases, respectively.
Campbell County is currently reporting 96 lab-confirmed cases and an additional 22 probables, per WDH, with 106 cumulative recoveries including 88 lab-confirmed and 18 probables.
Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total based on official death certificate information, per WDH, who clarified that if the disease did not cause or contribute to the person’s death, that person’s death is not reflected in Wyoming’s count of coronavirus-related deaths even if the person is known to be positive for the virus.
For more information about COVID-19, see Wyoming Department of Health.