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45 more COVID-19 deaths pushes Wyoming past 1,000 total deaths since pandemic began


CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health reported 45 additional COVID-19-related deaths among Wyoming residents on Tuesday, October 5.

The newly reported deaths pushed Wyoming’s COVID-19 death county past 1,000 total deaths. 1,041 Wyoming residents have reportedly died after contracting COVID-19 since the pandemic began in spring 2020.

These are deaths that have COVID-19 listed as either the underlying or primary cause of death or as a contributing cause of death, WDH explains.

The highest number of COVID-19 deaths in Wyoming have been reported in Laramie County at 175. Natrona County is second highest with 162 COVID-19-related deaths reported. There have been 112 COVID-19-related deaths reported in Fremont County.

COVID-19 hospitalizations declined to 195 on Tuesday, according to the WDH. Hospitalizations were down from 197 on Monday. The most recent peak of COVID-19 hospitalizations occurred on September 8, when there were 233 patients in Wyoming hospitals.

The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.