A Uinta County man has died of complications associated with COVID-19, according to a press release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) Tuesday morning. This raises the state’s death toll to 29 people who have died of causes related to the virus.
The elderly man had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, per WDH, and had been hospitalized. Uinta is one of the harder hit counties in the state with 231 cumulative cases, preceded by Fremont, Laramie, Teton and Sweetwater counties at 438, 338, 337 and 246, respectively.
As of Aug. 11, WDH reports 2,565 lab-confirmed cases with 477 additional probable cases. Of those, 2,081 lab-confirmed and 402 probables have since recovered.
In Campbell County, WDH reports 101 total lab-confirmed cases with 23 probable cases. There has been one new lab-confirmed case in the past 24 hours. There have been 108 total recoveries, with 90 of those among lab-confirmed cases and an additional 18 probable case recoveries.
Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total based on information garnered from official death certificates. WDH does not count deaths unless the disease directly caused or contributed to the patient’s demise, even if the patient was known to be positive for the virus, per the release.
For more information, see WDH.