The Wyoming Department of Health on Tuesday reported 16 more coronavirus-related deaths, the lowest weekly total since August 1, 2021.

The recently confirmed deaths involved the following individuals:

  • An adult Big Horn County man died in December. He was hospitalized in another state and had health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness.
  • An adult Big Horn County woman died in December. She had health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness.
  • An older adult Carbon County man died in January. He was hospitalized and had health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness.
  • An older adult Carbon County woman died in December. She was hospitalized and was not known to have health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness.
  • An adult Carbon County man died in December. He was hospitalized and was not known to have health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness.
  • An older adult Fremont County woman died in December. She was hospitalized and was not known to have health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness.
  • An older adult Fremont County man died in December. He was hospitalized and had health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness.
  • An adult Hot Springs County man died in December. He was hospitalized and was not known to have health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness.
  • An older adult Laramie County woman died in December. She was hospitalized and had health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness.
  • An older adult Natrona County man died in December. He was hospitalized in another state and had health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness.
  • An adult Natrona County man died in December. He was hospitalized and had health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness.
  • An older adult Park County man died in December. He was hospitalized in another state and had health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness.
  • An adult Sweetwater County woman died in December. She had health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness.
  • An older adult Sweetwater County man died in December. He was hospitalized and had health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness.
  • An older adult Washakie County woman died in December. She was hospitalized and was not known to have health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness.
  • An adult Washakie County man died in December. He was hospitalized and had health conditions known to put people at higher risk of severe illness.
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Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 97,002 lab-confirmed cases, 25,752 probable cases, and 1,588 COVID-related deaths since the pandemic began.

According to the Wyoming COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Dashboard, there have been 653 unvaccinated deaths and 130 vaccinated deaths since Jan. 1, 2021.

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As of Monday, 43.9% of Wyoming's population -- 9.2% of children (5-11), 30.7% of adolescents (12-17), 52.8% of adults (18+), and 73.7% of seniors (65+) -- had been fully vaccinated.

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