FDL County Reports Two More COVID-19 Deaths, Health Department Continues To Recommend Masks

Ahead of the Easter weekend and the potential of larger than normal social gatherings, masks are being recommended in Fond du Lac County. The Fond du Lac County Health Department issued a press release Thursday that continues to emphasize the importance of mask wearing when out in public throughout the pandemic.

The Health Department is once again reminding residents to social distance, wash your hands and continue to wear masks. County Health Officer Kim Mueller says “It’s important that we don’t let our guard down yet. We are moving in the right direction, however, we are not at that point where we can lighten up on the strategies that we know work to reduce the spread of this virus.” Nearly 30% of the Fond du Lac County population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, with a goal of vaccinating 80%. Find more info on the Fond du Lac County COVID-19 website (www.fdlco.wi.gov)  

As of Friday afternoon, the COVID-19 numbers in Fond du Lac County showed a mixed bag of results. Only five confirmed cases were reported, taking the county total to 12,032. Negative tests continue to grow, with 542 tests reported and pushing the county total to 126,439. A drop of 7 in active cases now has the county following 62 total active cases. There are no patients being hospitalized in the county due to the coronavirus, but Fond du Lac County reported two additional deaths on Friday, which brings the county total to 105 since March of 2020.