Six more COVID related deaths reported in Wyoming, including one Natrona resident

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health reported six additional COVID-19 related deaths among Wyoming residents on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

That brings the state’s total COVID-19 related death count since the start of the pandemic to 93.

The WDH provided the following details about each of the newly reported deaths:

·         An older adult Converse County woman died within the last week. The woman was hospitalized, was a resident of a local long-term care facility and had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.

·         An older adult Converse County man died last month. The man was hospitalized and had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.

·         An older adult Natrona County man died last month. The man was hospitalized, was a resident of a local long-term care facility and had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.

·         An older adult Platte County man died last month. The man was not hospitalized and had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.

·         An older adult Sheridan County woman died within the last week. The woman was hospitalized and had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.

·         An older adult Teton County man died last month. The man was not hospitalized and had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.

“Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total based on official death certificate information,” the WDH says. “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.”

Wyoming has seen 12,399 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,108 probable cases since the start of the pandemic.

“For more information about COVID-19, visit: https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/,” the release adds.