COVID-19 death toll in Wyo surpasses 500

WYOMING— The Wyoming Department of Health has reported 522 COVID-19 related deaths in the state of Wyoming since the beginning of the pandemic, as of Jan. 12.

Natrona County has reported the highest number of deaths, followed by Laramie County and Fremont County.  Four people in Teton County have died of the virus.

As of Jan. 12, statewide 41,116 people have tested positive for the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.  There are 1,924 active cases as of Jan. 12, and there were 2,944 cases reported in the last 14 days.

The Wyoming Department of Health has been tracking lab-confirmed cases by date of symptom onset going back to March 7. 2020, noting that the date of symptom onset is unknown for some cases because it takes time for the health department to conduct interviews.  Nov. 9, 2020, had the highest single-day cases on record, with 930 lab-confirmed cases. In contrast, on Jan. 4, 2021, there were 304 lab-confirmed cases reported statewide.

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