“I am saddened to learn that we have lost our first Wyoming citizen to Covid-19,” Gov. Mark Gordon said in a statement. “This one was close to home and sadly serves as a grim reminder of the importance of following public health orders and guidance so we can reduce the number of serious illnesses and deaths in our state.”
Wyoming, the nation’s least populated state, had reported 275 confirmed and 98 probable cases through Monday, the fewest among all states.
The Wyoming Medical Association last week urged the governor in writing to issue a stay-at-home order “before it was too late.” Gordon earlier this month instead encouraged residents to be “taking care of yourself and practicing the common sense that we expect.”