Twenty-one more Wyoming residents have died as a result of complications associated with the coronavirus, according to a Nov. 19 release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).
The majority of the patients were identified as older adults who had either been hospitalized or living in a long-term care facilities, nine of whom were from Natrona County. Other residents were from Albany, Big Horn, Carbon, Fremont, Laramie, Sheridan and Sweetwater counties.
Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s total based on official death certificate information, per WDH. If death certificates do not describe COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyoming’s count.
There have now been 176 coronavirus-related deaths throughout the state as well as 22,489 lab-confirmed cases and 3,680 probable cases reported since the pandemic began. Of these 12,817 lab-confirmed and 2,087 probable patients have since recovered.
As of Friday morning, there have been a total of 2,213 lab-confirmed cases and an additional 206 probables in Campbell County with 1,025 recoveries and seven deaths. Currently, there are 1,259 active cases, per WDH data, with 65 lab-confirmed cases reported in the past 24 hours.
Within the county, the majority of cases have been among those 18 and under for a cumulative total of 626 cases, according to the same data.
Wyoming is among several states with travel restrictions, per the CDC.