Wyoming man dies of COVID-19; state was last without a death

14 Apr 2020

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man has become the state's first person to die of the coronavirus.

For almost two weeks, Wyoming was the only U.S. state without known deaths from the virus causing the COVID-19 illness. The Johnson County man's death was announced Monday by the Wyoming Department of Health.

The man had health conditions that put him at higher risk of complications from the virus and he'd been hospitalized in Buffalo, health officials said.

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