The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is announcing the death of another Fremont County resident previously identified as one of Wyoming’s laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The older woman had been hospitalized and did have certain health conditions that put her at higher risk of severe disease in connection with COVID-19.
This marks the seventh death of a resident of Fremont County from a Coronavirus-related infection. Fremont County now has 244 reported infections and 29 probable cases. The recent spike in cases is directly related to contact tracing and additional testing.
Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 16 coronavirus-related deaths, 682 lab-confirmed cases and 209 probable cases reported so far.
Wyoming residents should follow WDH recommendations to help avoid becoming ill and to help avoid spreading COVID-19 in our communities.
COVID-19 can be transmitted by infected people who don’t yet have symptoms. Disease symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after virus exposure and include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.
For more information about COVID-19 from WDH, visit: https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/.