CHEYENNE — According to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), 39 additional COVID-19 Coronavirus related deaths were reported so far this week.
The WDH reported 26 deaths on Monday, November 23, and today, November 25, 13 more deaths were added to the state’s total amount of COVID-19 related deaths. Since the pandemic began, the state has seen 215 COVID-19 related deaths. Sweetwater County has seen seven deaths.
Usually the WDH provides additional information when new deaths are added to the state’s COVID-19 related deaths total, however that has not been the case as of Wednesday afternoon.
Information typically included in the WDH’s report is the person’s general age, whether they had pre-existing conditions that put them at higher risk, and whether they were hospitalized at the time of their death.
“Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s total based on official death certificate information,” the WDH’s website 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.”
Wyoming currently has 26,677 positive cases with 17,398 recoveries for a total of 9,279 active cases and 4,084 probable cases with 2,715 probable case recoveries.
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