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Wyoming records 18th COVID-19 related death

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Posted at 6:12 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 16:28:15-04

Wyoming health officials report a woman in Fremont County who had tested positive for COVID-19 has died. The death increases the state total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 18.

In a statement released Tuesday, the Wyoming Department of Health said the adult woman had previously been hospitalized and had known health conditions recognized as putting her at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.

In addition, health officials announced a fourth resident of a Washakie County nursing home previously identified as experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak died last month. While the older woman’s death in Montana is associated with the nursing home outbreak, health officials said, her death will not be added to Wyoming’s total count of coronavirus-related deaths due to out-of-state residency.

Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 760 lab-confirmed cases and 210 probable cases reported so far.