An Older Fremont County Woman Has Died from COVID-19

An Older Fremont County Woman Has Died from COVID-19

FREMONT COUNTY — 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.

Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 16 coronavirus-related deaths, 682 lab-confirmed cases and 209 probable cases reported so far.

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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/.


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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:

  • Social Distancing – Stay 6 feet apart from others and 
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds regularly. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue if you sneeze or cough and then throw the tissue away. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched areas. For example: door knobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, tables, keyboards, phones, toilets, faucets and sinks.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose with unwashed hands.

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