Kewaunee Reports First COVID-19 Related Death

 A Kewaunee County resident who was diagnosed with COVID-19 has died, according to the Kewaunee County Public Health Department, the first in Kewaunee County.

Officials report that the patient died Monday, April 13. No other information is being released about the patient. 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, Kewaunee County reported 111 residents tested for COVID-19 with 5 positive cases, 78 negative results and 28 tests pending.