Three COVID Deaths Added to State’s Total

COVID-19
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The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has added three more deaths to the state’s COVID-19-related totals, bringing the state’s death toll related to the virus to 49.

Included in the Wyoming’s tally are now a Natrona County man with health conditions known to increase the risk of serious complications from the virus, an older Goshen County man who was hospitalized in another state for treatment after being exposed to the virus in Wyoming, and an older Park County man who also had underlying health conditions but who had not been hospitalized.

To date, there have now been 3,866 lab-confirmed cases reported statewide with an additional 700 listed as probable cases, according to WDH data.

Campbell County Public Health (CCPH) has confirmed 22 more cases between Sept. 3 and 16, according to Ivy McGowan, Campbell County public information coordinator. This brings the total count to 193 lab-confirmed cases in Campbell County. There have been six new probable cases added within the past two weeks, bringing the total probable cases to 33 countywide. Two of the county’s lab-confirmed cases are currently hospitalized in out-of-town hospitals with COVID-19 related illnesses.

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Among the lab-confirmed cases locally, 12 are listed as community-acquired, meaning it is not clear where or when the infected patient was exposed to the virus. Known contact with a person confirmed to have the virus accounts for five cases, and domestic travel is listed as having led to the exposure of the other five.

There have been 207 recoveries in the county, per the WDH COVID-19 dashboard, with 176 of those among lab-confirmed cases and 31 among probable cases. Additionally, there has been one COVID-19 related death in the county.