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First Two Deaths from COVID-19 Reported in Wisconsin

Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health
Services confirmed two deaths in Wisconsin from COVID-19, including one from
Fond du Lac County.


The Governor’s office said in a news release Thursday that one
of the deaths was a man in his 50’s from Fond du Lac County. The second death
was a man in his 90s from Ozaukee County.


“Our hearts go out to all the loved ones affected by these
deaths, and to all those suffering from this virus,” Governor Evers said in a
statement. “We are committed to fighting the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin,
and I want to recognize the hard work and bravery of our nurses, doctors, state
health officials, and all those on the front lines in the effort to save lives.”


In the latest report from the Wisconsin Department of
Health Services, there are at least 155 positive tests for COVID-19 in the
state. At last report, Fond du Lac County had 14 positive tests. Nearly 2,200
people in the state have tested negative for the disease as of Thursday
afternoon.


Health officials again stress the importance of following
simple steps to avoid getting sick – including washing your hands frequently
and thoroughly, covering coughs and sneezes, avoiding touching your face,
staying home when your sick and practicing “social distancing”.