Crawford County logs its 1st case of COVID-19

Crawford County, WI - March 31, 2020 - The Crawford Co. Emergency Management has confirmed the first case of the virus in the county.  They are unable to identify the location due to state and federal rules to protect patient privacy. 
The Health Dept. added  - This case is in an individual between the ages of 41 and 60 who has had no travel or contact with a positive case, so is considered infected  through community spread. This person has been isolated at home since being tested for COVID-19.

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Second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Grant Co.

Lancaster, WI— March 30, 2020 - The Grant County Health Department announced today that a second confirmed COVID-19 case has been identified in Grant County.  The person, in their 70’s, had traveled internationally. The person has not been hospitalized and has remained home under isolation since returning from traveling as requested by local, state, and federal recommendations.
   “Health department staff will stay in contact with the individual to monitor their health care needs and to help ensure that they are able to remain isolated at home while they recover” said Jeff Kindrai, Director/Health Officer for Grant County Health Department.

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Grant Co. Health Dept. reports one case of COVID-19

Lancaster, WI— March 24, 2020 - The Grant County Health Department announced today that one confirmed COVID-19 case has been identified in Grant County.  The person, who is in their 20’s, was likely exposed to a positive traveler and developed symptoms shortly afterwards. The person has not been hospitalized and has remained home under isolation since being tested, as requested by local, state, and federal recommendations.

DNR investigating drowning on Mississippi River

GUTTENBERG, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a drowning that happened on March 21, around 1:30pm, near the spillway of Lock and Dam #10 on the Mississippi River.
   Two men were fishing in a 14-foot flat boat in a restricted area near the low-head dam of Lock and Dam #10 when their boat was caught in turbulent area and began taking on water.
   Shaun Oppenheimer, 54, of Quasqueton, was a passenger of the boat and went overboard. Neither Oppenheimer nor the operator of the boat were wearing personal flotation devices, although the boat did have them onboard.
   The Iowa DNR continues to investigate this drowning. Assisting in this incident were the Guttenberg Fire and Rescue, Guttenberg Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, Grant County, Wisconsin Fire and Rescue, Glen Haven, Wisconsin Fire and Rescue, and nearby fishermen providing quick access with their boats.

First two COVID-19 deaths reported in Wisconsin

Madison, WI - March 19, 2020 - Gov. Tony Evers has announced that two people have died from the coronvirus - the first deaths so far in Wisconsin.
   The first death was a male in his 50s from Fond Du Lac County, and the second death was a male in his 90s from Ozaukee County, according to the governor.
   “Our hearts go out to all the loved ones affected by these deaths, and to all those suffering from this virus,” said Evers in the release.
   “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. Together we will get through this historic health challenge," according to the governor.
   The Department of Health Services reports that the number of positive cases in the state increased to 155 on Thursday. That number does include the one individual in Dane County, who has recovered.






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