First confirmed COVID-19 death in Ozaukee County

A 90-year-old Ozaukee County man with underlying health conditions tested positive for Covid-19 after death
Ozaukee Press staff

A 90-year-old Ozaukee County man who died Thursday morning was Ozaukee County’s first fatality from the coronavirus.

He was also one of the first two people in the state to die of Covid-19.

The man had underlying health conditions and tested positive for Covid-19 after his death, according to the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department.

The health department does not release information on where patients live.

Department officials said it is working to ensure the man’s caregivers and family members are monitored for symptoms and quarantined to avoid spread of the virus.

“This is precisely why we are asking people to practice social distancing and to stay at home,” Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department Health Officer Kirsten Johnson said.

“If you have any symptoms of Covid-19, including fever, cough or tightness in your chest, please do not go to work or leave your home. We do not want other families to lose loved ones.”

The Public Health Department said there are four confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Ozaukee County as of Friday morning.



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