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Kewaunee County reports first COVID-19 related death

A Kewaunee County resident recently diagnosed with COVID-19 has died. Kewaunee County Public Health Department officials said in a press release Tuesday that the patient passed away on Monday. People in close contact with the person have been asked to be self-quarantine for 14 days as a precaution after the test for COVID-19 came back positive. Public Health Director Cindy Kinnard added in the release that “this is a very scary virus” and it is not just tough to watch the number of cases increase, but to report a death as well. As of Tuesday, Kewaunee County has had 111 residents tested for COVID-19 with five positive cases, 78 negative results, and 28 tests still pending. The staff at DoorCountyDailyNews.com joins the Kewaunee County Public Health Department in offering their condolences to the family and friends of the patient at this time.

 

STATEMENT FROM KEWAUNEE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR CINDY KINNARD

“This is a very scary virus. Not only is it tough to watch the number of positive COVID19 cases increase, but to report news of a death is just devastating. Our condolences go out to the family during this difficult time. We cannot stress enough the importance of handwashing and social distancing to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.” 

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