Today the Wyoming Department of Health confirmed the death of a Sheridan County resident attributed to COVID-19.
An older adult Sheridan County man died earlier this month. He was not hospitalized. was a resident of a local long-term care facility and had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.
This brings the number of Sheridan County resident deaths to nine. Additional information about this person is protected by HIPAA (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.