Sheridan County Resident Death Attributed to COVID-19

On Thursday, the Wyoming Department of Health confirmed the death of a Sheridan County resident attributed to COVID-19. An older adult Sheridan County woman died this month. She had health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness. This brings the number of Sheridan County resident deaths to 48 since the pandemic began in March of 2020. In the descriptions, “older adult” includes those over 65. Additional information about this person is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Deaths among Wyoming residents are added to the state’s coronavirus-related death total based on the location of a person’s permanent residence and official death certificate information. If death certificates do not describe COVID-19 as either causing or contributing to a person’s death, those deaths are not included in Wyoming’s count of coronavirus-related deaths.

According to Sheridan County COVID-19 Public Information Officer Jennifer Graves, there were 34 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sheridan County on Friday, bringing the total of lab confirmed cases in the county since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,003. As of Friday, there were 201 active cases in the community and 20 individuals hospitalized with the virus.  The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control list Sheridan County’s level of community transmission as HIGH.



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