On Saturday, November 7, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) confirmed the deaths of two Sheridan County residents associated with COVID-19.
- An older adult Sheridan County man died late last month. The man was hospitalized; it’s unclear whether he had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.
- An older adult Sheridan County woman died within the last week. The woman was hospitalized 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 eight. These individuals ranged in age from 69 to 90 years old; however, COVID-19 is impacting all age ranges in the community. For more information on the number of Sheridan County residents impacted by age, visit the WDH’s State & County Dashboard at https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/covid-19-state-and-county-dashboards/. In the top right-hand corner, you can select to see only Sheridan County data.
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.