Today the Wyoming Department of Health confirmed the deaths of two Sheridan County residents attributed to COVID-19.
- An adult Sheridan County woman died earlier this month. She was hospitalized and was not known to have health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.
- An older adult Sheridan County man died earlier this month. He was hospitalized and was not known to have 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 47.
In the descriptions, “older adult” includes those over 65. Additional information about this person is protected by HIPAA (Heath 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.