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Positive COVID-19 report marred by deaths, hospitalizations

Door County’s battle against COVID-19 continues to see improvement despite some bad news provided by the public health department.


Since Monday’s situation update, the Door County Public Health Department has seen 35 of the 131 tests administered come back positive for the coronavirus. One probable case was also included. The county did see two more people die from the virus and get hospitalized from it, though those numbers tend to lag from what is being seen locally due to the state’s reporting. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services downgraded the disease activity level in Door, Kewaunee, and 14 other counties to very high from critically high. The department announced Thursday that the seven-day average of new positive cases slipped to 2,537, more than 7,000 less than it was at this time last month and 16,000 less than at its peak. The positivity rate has also plummeted from 28.2 percent to 11.9 percent.


Door County Public Health will host two more vaccination clinics this month on consecutive Tuesdays at the Door County Government Center from 12 to 4 p.m. 

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