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First COVID-19 death reported in Door County

Less than two weeks after it reported its first case of COVID-19, Door County is now mourning its first death. In a release from the Door County Public Health Department Monday morning, the person was a hospitalized male in his 70s. In addition to contracting the virus, he also suffered from other underlying medical conditions. Door County Public Health Manager Sue Powers passed on her condolences to the family and friends of the individual while also using it as a reminder of the importance of the Safer at Home order. No other details will be disclosed due to privacy laws. Door County has reported nine positive COVID-19 cases since March 30th.

 

RELEASE FROM DOOR COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Door County Mourns First COVID-19 Related Death 
Sturgeon Bay, WI (April 13, 2020) – Door County Public Health is saddened to report the county’s first death associated with COVID-19. The individual was a hospitalized male in his 70’s with multiple underlying medical conditions.  Due to privacy laws, no further information will be disclosed. 


Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the individual who has passed. This tragic loss is a reminder of how important the Safer at Home order is in the protection of our most vulnerable residents. 


Door County  Public Health  continues to work closely with local partners and healthcare systems to fight the transmission of the virus. The Safer at Home order issued by Gov. Evers is a critical piece in protecting our community, friends, family and neighbors. 


We must all stay home, maintain distance from others, end unnecessary shopping trips and avoid gatherings.  The actions we take now can significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

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