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Uinta County Fire and Ambulance personnel are staffing the post vaccination observation area at the drive through vaccine clinic in Evanston Monday. Those 70 and older are getting vaccines in Uinta County. It was reported by one person who attended and got the vaccine, “Very well organized and thankful for all the police, sheriff, emt, nurse volunteers,” and the shot didn’t hurt. Later it was reported the first large vaccination clinic was very successful. COURTESY PHOTO/UC Fire and Ambulace

Wyoming coronavirus death count rises by 28

CHEYENNE — Twenty-eight added coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 19

The release provided by Kim Deti, WDH, included one of the deaths as an older adult Uinta County man who died within the last week. He was hospitalized in another state and had health conditions recognized as putting patients at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19.

The deaths included one from Albany and Big Horn and Carbon and Goshen and Park and Platte and Sheridan and Teton and Washakie, four from Campbell, two from Fremont, three from Laramie County, five from Natrona, two from Sweetwater, The deaths included three in November, four in December and the rest this month. They were in health care facilities, hospitalized, older adults with health conditions and included two they weren’t sure if they had health conditions, which contributed to their deaths. Twenty-two of the people who died had health conditions that put them at higher risk of serious illness tied to the disease. Twenty-three were older adults.

Since January, the Wyoming Department of Health has announced 112 deaths from coronavirus. There have now been 550 coronavirus-related deaths in Wyoming, 50,124 lab-confirmed cases and 7,284 probable cases reported since the pandemic began

As for Uinta County, the latest release of the counts by counties Tuesday afternoon showed Uinta had 225 active cases, 1,608 confirmed cases, 301 probable cases and 1,591 recoveries.

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