Twenty-eight more Wyoming residents, including two from Campbell County, have died of complications related to COVID-19, according to a Feb. 2 release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).
This brings the total number of statewide deaths to 624, including 55 residents from Campbell County.
The two Campbell County residents were both older adult men who were hospitalized with health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of complications stemming from the virus.
The other Wyoming residents were likewise adults or older adults who were residents of long-term care facilities or hospitalized throughout Carbon, Fremont, Goshen, Laramie, Natrona, Park, Sheridan, Sweetwater, Teton, and Washakie counties.
It was not immediately clear if the two older adults who died, one a woman from Laramie County and the other a man from Laramie County, were hospitalized or if they were residents of long-term care facilities, however, both were reported to have health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of complications stemming from COVID-19.
Deaths among Wyoming residents are determined based on official death certificate information, WDH said, adding that if a death certificate does not describe COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyoming’s count.
As of Tuesday afternoon, there have been 44,469 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state with an additional 7,659 probables since the onset of the pandemic, according to WDH.
Of those, 43,049 lab-confirmed cases and 7,393 probables have since recovered.
In Campbell County, there are currently 882 active lab-confirmed cases, none of which were reported in the last 24 hours. To date, there have been 4,167 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19, 460 probables, and 4,067 recoveries, per WDH.
As of the latest update from Campbell County Health (CCH) on Jan. 12, Campbell County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) has 11 patients on the medical/surgical floor, eight of whom have tested positive for COVID-19.
There are 10 patients, four in the South alternate care site and five in the ICU, none of whom are COVID-19 positive, per CCH.
Of the 112 residents at the Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center, two are COVID-19 positive, per CCH.