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Stats show unprecedented Wyoming death rates

Cancer, heart disease lead causes, births up in 2021

The Vital Statistics Services division of the Wyoming Department of Health has released data showing that 2021 was a second year of unprecedented death rates in this state.

However, there were also more births and marriages in Wyoming, and fewer divorces.

A total of 6572 deaths were recorded in 2021 and 5986 in 2020. For context, 2019 saw a lower death rate of 5122.

Specific figures for Crook County in 2021 were not available at time of going to press. However, local death rates did show a considerable jump in 2020 with 106 deaths recorded, as compared to the relatively steady few years before...