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A Fremont County woman has died after testing positive for COVID-19, bringing Wyoming's total coronavirus-related deaths to 18 since the pandemic started in March. 

"The adult woman had previously been hospitalized and had known health conditions recognized as putting her at higher risk of serious illness related to COVID-19," the Wyoming Department of Health reported late Tuesday night.

The department also announced a death last month of a fourth resident from a Washakie County nursing home that has been experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak.

"Her death will not be added to Wyoming’s total count of coronavirus-related deaths due to out-of-state residency," the department said in a press release.  

Among Wyoming residents, there have now been 760 lab-confirmed cases and 210 probable cases reported so far.

In Teton County, there have been no active COVID-19 cases reported since Friday. After a peak of 46 in mid-April, Teton County's active case count has declined, hovering in single digits throughout May.

The state health department cautioned that COVID-19 can be transmitted by infected people who don’t yet have symptoms. Disease symptoms may appear two to 14 days after virus exposure and include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.

Contact Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington at 732-7078 or rebecca@jhnewsandguide.com.

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