First COVID-19 death reported
July 15, 2020
By DAVID MARTIN
An unidentified Sweetwater County man is the first person in the county to die from COVID-19, according the Wyoming Department of Health.
The man was 77 years old and had health complications known to increase the risk of serious illness from the virus. According to Jason Mower, interim public information officer for Sweetwater Public Health, the man started experiencing symptoms July 7 and was taken to Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County July 10 after testing positive for COVID-19. He died Monday.
Mower said Sweetwater County has had 140 lab-confirmed coronav...