The Sublette COVID-19 Response Group regrets to report that Sublette County has suffered an additional COVID-19 related death.
An older adult man who was a Sublette County resident died in November in an out-of-state hospital. It is unknown whether he had conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of severe illness related to COVID-19.
The loss of this individual is a tragedy for his family as well as our community. The Sublette COVID-19 Response Group extends our condolences to his family and loved ones.
Today’s announcement is a solemn reminder the seriousness of this disease. We encourage the public to follow basic public health recommendations, including practicing social distancing, wearing cloth face coverings, staying home when sick, and maintaining good personal hygiene. Older people and those with health conditions that mean they have a higher chance of getting seriously ill should avoid close-contact situations.
Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total based on official death certificate information and the location of the person’s permanent residence. Deaths among Wyoming residents who pass away in other states are not counted in both states. If death certificates do not describe COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyoming’s count of coronavirus-related deaths.
The Wyoming Department of Health reports there have been two covid-related deaths in Sublette County since the pandemic began.
The Sublette COVID-19 Response Group is an interagency incident team consisting of federal, state and local agencies and governments, emergency responders, medical professionals, public health officials, and community and volunteer organizations addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in Sublette County.