Two More COVID Deaths in County, 9 Statewide as Cases Continue to Decline

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Nine more Wyoming residents have died of complications related to COVID-19, including two new deaths reported in Campbell County, according to a March 9 press release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

This brings the total number of statewide deaths to 691, including 59 Campbell County residents.

The local residents were an older adult woman who died in late January and an older adult man who died earlier this month. The woman was hospitalized, was a resident of a local long-term care facility and had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19, per the release. It’s unclear whether the man had prexisting health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk.

The other Wyoming residents were all adults 19 or order, or older adults 65 or older. All but two had pre-existing health conditions, the release stated. Most were residents of long-term care facilities or were hospitalized from Carbon, Converse, Johnson, Laramie, Lincoln, and Park counties.

To date, there have been 46,551 lab-confirmed cases and 8,421 probable cases reported statewide since the onset of the pandemic, per current WDH data. Of those, 45,572 lab-confirmed cases have since recovered along with an additional 8,255 probable cases.

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As of Wednesday morning, there have been 4,209 lab-confirmed cases in Campbell County, with four new cases reported since the last update. As of this same time, the county reported 15 active cases, with a total of 4,617 recoveries.

This comes on the heel of the state’s approval of the Campbell County Commissioner’s variance request to Campbell County Public Health to revoke the county-wide mask mandate locally.

The county remains in its first phase of vaccinations at this time.

For more information about COVID-19 from WDH, click here.