A Sweetwater County woman identified previously as one of Wyoming’s laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has died, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).
The older woman had health conditions known to put patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19 and had been hospitalized.
Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 23 coronavirus-related deaths, 1,605 lab-confirmed cases and 380 probable cases reported.
WDH recommendations meant to slow and limit transmission of the virus include:
• Staying home from work and away from others when ill unless medical care is needed
• Maintaining physical distancing of 6 feet whenever practical
• Wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where physical distancing is not reasonable
Wyoming resident deaths are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total according to official death certificate information. Death certificates note whether COVID-19 caused or contributed to the person’s death according to medical opinion. If the disease neither caused nor contributed to the person’s death, that person’s death is not reflected in Wyoming’s count of coronavirus-related of deaths even if the person is known to be positive for the virus.
For more information about COVID-19, visit: https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/.