CHEYENNE — A second Wyoming resident has died due to complications from the COVID-19 Coronavirus. According to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), an older Laramie County man who tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized has died.
“While anyone can get sick and has a chance of a serious illness with COVID-19, we do know those who are aged 65 and older, and people who have certain medical conditions, are more likely to experience complications and become severely ill,” Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and state epidemiologist with WDH, said in a press release.
WDH statistics from April 15 show there are now 288 confirmed positive cases, 105 probable cases, 176 recovered and 2 deaths. The confirmed positive cases only increased by six since the last report, while the amount of recoveries has increased by 12.
There have been a total of 6,329 tests completed in Wyoming.
So far, 21 Wyoming counties out of 23 have at least one confirmed and reported COVID-19 case. Platte and Weston counties are the only counties without a reported COVID-19 case.
Sweetwater County currently has 10 positive cases, four probable and four recovered, according to the Sweetwater County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center.
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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.
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