Twelve more Wyoming residents have died of complications related to COVID-19, according to a Wednesday afternoon release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). All had previously tested positive for the virus.
This follows the announcement of the death of six Wyoming residents Tuesday, bringing the state’s COVID-19 related death total to 105.
The nine men and three women who died were older adults from Albany, Big Horn, Converse, Fremont, Laramie, Natrona, Platte, Sweetwater and Campbell counties. This marks the fourth COVID-19 related death reported in Campbell County.
Seven of the patients had been hospitalized and all had health conditions that put them at greater risk of serious complications from the virus, according to WDH.
As of Wednesday afternoon, there have now been 12,675 lab-confirmed cases and 2,369 probable cases reported in Wyoming since the pandemic began. Of those, 8,097 lab-confirmed patients have recovered along with an additional 1,404 probables, per WDH data.
In Campbell County, the number of new lab-confirmed cases continues to decrease since Monday, with 16 new lab-confirmed cases reported yesterday and 735 currently being monitored by Campbell County Public Health. Since the pandemic, there have been 1,271 lab-confirmed cases in the county and an additional 119 probables with 575 recoveries.
Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total based on official death certificate information, according to WDH.