An older adult woman died at Sheridan Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, August 26 from complications associated with COVID-19. This patient suffered from health conditions that put her at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.
The death will not be added to Wyoming’s total as she was not a resident. This brings the number of nonresident deaths to occur in Sheridan County to two.
Deaths associated with COVID-19 are being counted by the Wyoming Department of Health in the same manner as influenza-related deaths have long been reported in Wyoming. 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.