Governor Mark Gordon has issued the following statement following the announcement of the death of a fifth member of the Northern Arapaho tribe from COVID-19, as well as today's confirmation of two deaths of Wyoming residents from the virus that occurred earlier in the pandemic.
“The recent death of a member of the Northern Arapaho tribe and the two additional deaths that occurred in March and April are sad reminders of the serious, ongoing impact of COVID-19. My thoughts are with each of these individuals’ families. I want to urge all Wyoming residents to continue taking the necessary steps to minimize the spread of this virus.”
As of May 18, there have been 577 laboratory-confirmed cases, 189 probable cases and 10 COVID-19 related deaths in Wyoming.