Apr. 5, 2020 - Kewaunee County Public Health Department Confirms First COVID-19 Case
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April 5, 2020
Kewaunee County Public Health Department Confirms First COVID-19 Case
KEWAUNEE COUNTY, WI – The Kewaunee County Public Health Department has confirmed the County’s first case of COVID-19.
“The patient is in their 80s and was hospitalized over the weekend. This is the beginning of our investigation and that is all of the information we can release at this time,” said Cindy Kinnard, RN, Director of Kewaunee County Public Health Department. “We are very fortunate to have made it this long without a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Kewaunee County. The Public Health Department will continue to closely monitor the well-being of our first resident confirmed to be battling COVID-19 as well as pending test results of others, and we will keep the public informed as best as we can.”
The Kewaunee County Public Health Department is working to identify and contact others who may have been in close contact with the person diagnosed with COVID-19. Those individuals will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Kewaunee County currently has had 62 residents tested for COVID-19 with one positive case and 51 negative for the virus. There are 10 tests pending for Kewaunee County.
If you feel that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or have questions, stay home and contact your primary care provider. To reach the Kewaunee County Public Health Department, call (920) 388-7160 (Monday-Friday: 8AM-4:30PM).