Wyo Lawmaker Who Opposed COVID Limits Had Disease When He Died

     The son of a Wyoming state representative who opposed COVID-19 public restrictions says his father was positive for the coronavirus when he died. 

      66-year old Roy Edwards died Nov. 2 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper after being hospitalized for more than a week with an undisclosed illness. 

       Mitch Edwards says his father was initially told he had a sinus inflammation and did not need to be tested for COVID-19. 

      The senior Edwards continued to oppose public restrictions resulting from the pandemic during his recent campaign to retain his House seat. He was reelected the day after he died.

Edwards is one of 127 Wyoming residents to die of COVID-19 related issues, including 13 reported by the state on Tuesday.