Between January 1st and July 1st, 187 deaths have been recorded in Fremont County, according to an update provided by Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen. Only 67, nine less than last year, have been coroner cases and is “considerably lower than average.”
Accidental deaths (13) and homicides (3) are lower than the same timeframe last year. However, suicides (8) have increased. Fewer vehicular deaths (2) are also reported.
Drug and/or alcohol involvement in “non-natural” manners of death – accidental, homicides, suicides, undetermined – is 20% lower than last year at this time.
COVID-related deaths in Fremont County have been in medical facilities and not coroner cases so far. However, coroner cases are tested when circumstances or symptoms necessitate. All of those test results have been negative.