A Laramie County man identified previously as a laboratory-confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has died, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH).
The newly announced death involves an adult man with no apparent health conditions known to put patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.
Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 21 coronavirus-related deaths, 1378 lab-confirmed cases and 333 probable cases reported.
WDH recommendations meant to slow and limit transmission of the virus include:
- Staying home from work and away from others when ill unless medical care is needed
- Maintaining physical distancing of 6 feet whenever practical
- Wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where physical distancing is not reasonable
COVID-19 can be transmitted by infected people who don’t yet have symptoms. Disease symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after virus exposure and include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.
For more information about COVID-19 from WDH, visit: https://health.wyo.gov/publichealth/infectious-disease-epidemiology-unit/disease/novel-coronavirus/.