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Apr. 14, 2020 - Kewaunee County Public Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Related Death

Jennifer Gonzalez
Public Information Officer, Kewaunee County
Office: (920) 388-0567
Email: gonzalez.jennifer@kewauneeco.org
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
April 14, 2020
 
Kewaunee County Public Health Department Reports First COVID-19 Related Death
 
KEWAUNEE COUNTY, WI – A Kewaunee County resident who was diagnosed with COVID-19 has died, according to the Kewaunee County Public Health Department, making this the first COVID-19 related death in the County.
 
Officials report that the patient had passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020 and due to HIPAA and state law no other information will be released. The individuals who had been in close contact to the person have been asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
 
“This is a very scary virus. Not only is it tough to watch the number of positive COVID-19 cases increase, but to report news of a death is just devastating. Our condolences go out to the family during this difficult time,” said Cindy Kinnard, RN, Director of Kewaunee County Public Health Department. “We cannot stress enough the importance of handwashing and social distancing to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.”
 
As of Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Kewaunee County has had 111 residents tested for COVID-19 with 5 positive cases, 78 negative results and 28 tests pending.
 
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).

 
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