13th COVID-19 Related Death Reported in Sweetwater County

13th COVID-19 Related Death Reported in Sweetwater County

ROCK SPRINGS — Sweetwater County District Board of Health confirmed another COVID-
19 death today.

Sweetwater County Public Health Director Kim Lionberger said a Green River man, over 80
years old, died of COVID-19 the week of November 29-December 5. This brings the number of confirmed
Sweetwater County COVID-19 deaths to 13, including a Rock Springs man who recently died at an
out-of-state long-term care facility.

The deaths of three Rock Springs residents were recorded during the Thanksgiving holiday. Prior
to that, six Sweetwater County residents died of COVID-19 between October 31 and November 21. Two
COVID-19 deaths occurred in July.

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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, according
to the Wyoming Department of Health. 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.

More health and community updates can be found on the Public Health and Sweetwater Memorial
Facebook pages and at sweetwatermemorial.com, covid19.wyo.gov, and cdc.gov.


What to do if you feel sick: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, please call your primary care provider or seek medical attention.

Please follow these tips to slow the spread of this virus:

  • Follow Public Health Orders
  • Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more.
  • Wear cloth face coverings in public settings, especially when physical distancing of at least 6 feet isn’t available.
  • Stay home when sick and avoid other people unless you need medical attention.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Older people and those with health conditions that mean they have a higher chance of getting seriously ill should avoid close-contact situations.
  • Long-term care and healthcare facilities should follow guidelines for infection control and prevention.

For current news, updates, closures and resources, please visit our COVID-19 Coronavirus page here.