First coronavirus death confirmed in Wyoming

A Johnson County man who was infected with the novel coronavirus has died, the first such death in Wyoming, the Department of Health confirmed Monday. There has now been a death in every U.S. state.


“This is a sad development we hoped we wouldn’t see in Wyoming and we want this person’s family to know they have our sympathy,” state health officer Dr. Alexia Harrist said in a statement. “The advice we’ve been offering and actions we’ve taken ultimately come down to preventing as many serious illnesses and deaths connected to this disease as we can.”