Stefan Johansson, WDH director, said, “There was a notable reduction in suicides last year. This is certainly something we welcome. There could be several factors involved such as increased attention toward mental health issues both in our state and across the country.”
There have been 26 new COVID-19 related deaths in Wyoming, bringing the total number of COVID-related deaths to 464. Of these deaths, 97 have occurred in Natrona County, 5 of which have occurred in the last 24 hours.
The Wyoming Department of Health reported 102 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the statewide total to 37,720. 7 new cases were reported for Natrona County, leaving the current number of active cases in Natrona County at 195.
The Wyoming Department of Health reported 315 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the statewide total to 33,203. 32 new cases were reported for Natrona County, leaving the current number of active cases in Natrona County at 524.
Over the course of the four week period ending Nov. 15, 2020, residents of skilled nursing facilities made up 85% of all COVID-related deaths in Wyoming. For the entire year, nursing home residents have accounted for 71 deaths, or 58% percent of all COVID-related deaths, recorded in Wyoming.
As reported on Friday afternoon by the Wyoming Health Department, 858 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, 158 of which occurred in Natrona County. There are no new deaths, however.