Crawford County reports first COVID-19 death
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (WKBT) — The Crawford County Health Department reports the first death of a resident who had tested positive for COVID-19.
The person, who was between 70 and 80, had fought the novel coronavirus for a few weeks before dying Tuesday.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this person during this difficult time,” said county health officer Cindy Riniker.
As of Monday, the county had counted 324 positive cases, with 278 recovered, three hospitalized and 43 recovering at home.
Riniker encouraged people to be vigilant, saying, “No matter what your age, race, health, or sex, you are not immune to COVID-19. “Anyone can contract COVID-19. It’s important for everyone to do their part to protect ourselves and others and slow the spread of this deadly disease.”
For more information, follow the Crawford County Public Health website or Facebook page or call the health department at (608) 326-0229.
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