Today the Wyoming Department of Health confirmed the death of three Sheridan County residents attributed to COVID-19.
Two adult males died in early September and one older adult male died in late August. All three were hospitalized. It’s unclear if any of them 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 38.
In the description(s), “older adult” includes those over 65. Additional information about individuals 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.