Two more COVID-19 related deaths confirmed in state

Two more Wyoming residents have died of complications related to COVID-19, according to a March 23 press release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

This brings the total number of statewide deaths to 695, including the 59 Campbell County residents previously reported (County 17, March 10).

One of the residents was an adult Natrona County man who died earlier this month. He was hospitalized but it’s unclear if he 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 (65 or over) Park County man who died earlier this month. He was hospitalized and had pre-existing health conditions, the release stated.

To date, there have been 47,321 lab-confirmed cases and 8,568 probable cases reported among Wyoming residents since the onset of the pandemic, per WDH. Of those, 46,262 lab-confirmed cases have since recovered along with an additional 8,397 probable case recoveries.

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As of Wednesday morning, there have been 4,231 lab-confirmed cases in Campbell County, with no new cases reported since the last update. As of this same time, the county reports 15 active cases, with a total 4,649 recoveries.

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.