May 20, 2020 4:12 PM

Two COVID-19 deaths in Colorado added to Wyoming's count

Posted May 20, 2020 4:12 PM

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Wyoming residents who died of the coronavirus in Colorado have been added to Wyoming’s count of fatalities from the illness.

The change brought Wyoming’s total number of deaths from COVID-19 to 10, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Monday.

An older woman from Carbon County died in Colorado in late April.

The woman had other health conditions that made her more susceptible to the illness.

An older man from Laramie County died in Colorado in late March, which would make him the first person from Wyoming known to die from the virus.

It wasn’t known if the man had health conditions putting him at higher risk.

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May 20, 2020 4:12 PM
Rapid City officer tests positive for COVID-19

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The Rapid City Police Department says one of its officers has tested positive for COVID-19.

Police officials learned of the positive test result late Monday afternoon. The officer informed his supervisor when he first began developing symptoms.

He remains in self-quarantine.

Supervisors are in the process of determining a timeline of contacts the officer may have made within the last two weeks.

The department is monitoring the health of employees who may have had contact with the officer.