Two More COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported in State

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Two more Wyoming residents have died of complications related to COVID-19, according to a March 16 press release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

This brings the total number of statewide deaths to 693, including the 59 Campbell County residents previously reported (County 17, March 10).

One of the residents was an older adult (65 and over) Big Horn County man who died last month. He was hospitalized in another state and had pre-existing health conditions recognized as putting patients at a higher risk of serious illness related to the virus, per the release. The other was an older adult Sheridan County woman who died earlier this month. She was a resident of a long-term care facility in Sheridan and had pre-existing health conditions, the release stated.

To date, there have been 46,861 lab-confirmed cases and 8,491 probable cases reported among Wyoming residents since the onset of the pandemic, per WDH data. Of those, 45,898 lab-confirmed cases have since recovered along with an additional 8,333 probable case recoveries.

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As of Wednesday morning, there have been 4,216 lab-confirmed cases in Campbell County, with no new cases reported since the last update. As of this same time, the county reports 16 active cases, with a total of 4,628 recoveries thus far.

As of press time, the county remains in its first phase of vaccinations, although expanded, as per previous reporting (County 17, Feb. 25).

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