Coronavirus

CHEYENNE- The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) announced another resident of Fremont County has died from the coronavirus. 

The resident was an adult man who had an existing health condition that put him at a higher risk of serious illness related to the virus according to the WDH. 

Wyoming now has 11 reported deaths from the virus, 596 lab-confirmed cases and 191 probable cases reported across the state.

From WDH’s release:

Disease symptoms, which may appear 2 to 14 days after virus exposure, include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.

 

WDH recommendations to help slow the spread of illness include:

  • Follow current public health orders.

  • Stay home when sick and avoid contact with other people unless you need medical attention.

  • Follow common-sense steps such as washing your hands often and well; covering your coughs and sneezes; and cleaning and disinfecting.

  • Wear cloth face coverings in public setting where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

  • Older people and those with health conditions that mean they have a higher chance of getting seriously ill should avoid close-contact situations.

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