State Notified of Uinta County Coronavirus-related death

The following information is a press release from the Wyoming Department of Health.

July 28, 2020

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A Uinta County man who died recently in another state has been added to Wyoming’s total number of deaths related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).

The adult man had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19. He had been previously included in Wyoming’s case count and was hospitalized in another state when he died.

Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 26 coronavirus-related deaths, 2,136lab-confirmed cases and 453 probable cases reported.

Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total regardless of where the person died. Based on official death certificate information, if the disease did not cause or contribute to the person’s death, that person’s death is not reflected in Wyoming’s count of coronavirus-related deaths even if the person is known to be positive for the virus.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the Wyoming Department of Health website.

This announcementfollows a statement from Governor Mark Gordan today, July 28th, that is extending the current public health orders through August 15th.

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