Death of Fremont County woman raises Wyoming's COVID-19 related deaths to 27 - Casper, WY Oil City News
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Death of Fremont County woman raises Wyoming’s COVID-19 related deaths to 27

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health reported on Monday, Aug. 3 that Wyoming’s COVID-19 related death count is up to 27.

“The passing of a Fremont County woman previously included in Wyoming’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case count has been added to Wyoming’s total number of deaths associated with the virus,” the WDH said. “The older adult woman had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19 and had been hospitalized.”

“Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 27 coronavirus-related deaths, 2,333 lab-confirmed cases and 475 probable cases reported.”

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The WDH adds that deaths are added to the state’s COVID-19 related death total “based on official death certificate information.”

“If the disease did not cause or contribute to the person’s death, that person’s death is not reflected in Wyoming’s count of coronavirus-related deaths even if the person is known to be positive for the virus,” the department adds.

Further information about COVID-19 in Wyoming is available from the Wyoming Department of Health.


The Latest Statistics from the Wyoming Department of Health:


What to do if you are feeling sick: In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Casper-Natrona County Health Department says that people who are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms should contact their primary physician.

If you do not have a primary care provider, and live in Natrona County, please contact the COVID-19 hotline, operated by the Casper-Natrona County Department of Health. The line is open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 577-9892. Hotline services are intended for Natrona County residents and may not be able to provide specific information to persons calling from out of county.

Officials ask that you please do not self-report to the Emergency Room. Persons experiencing problems breathing should call 9-11.

For general inquiries and non-symptom related questions about COVID-19, please contact the Casper-Natrona County Health Department via email: covid@cnchd.org


  • Practice Social Distancing by putting distance between yourself and other people. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

A list of area closures attributed to COVID-19 are available here.