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COVID-19 claims another Wyoming nursing home patient

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK)-The COVID-19 virus has claimed the life of yet another long-term-care facility patient in Wyoming.

The Wyoming Department of Health said a resident of a Natrona County long-term care facility has died.  The older man had been hospitalized and was a resident of the Lifecare Center of Casper, a nursing home.

The man was previously identified as one of Wyoming’s laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Older residents and people with certain health conditions have a higher risk of developing more serious or life-threatening complications if infected with COVID-19.

Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 15 coronavirus-related deaths, 665 lab-confirmed cases and 209 probable cases reported so far.

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