Brown County reports an influx of coronavirus cases; Door, Marinette counties report first death


DOOR COUNTY, Wisconsin (WBAY) – Brown County health officials are reporting an influx of coronaviruses over the weekend.

The number went from 45 Friday to 75 Monday, according to the Brown County health department.
Claire Paprocki, public health strategist, said several cases were reported Sunday evening and Monday morning.
In addition to the cases reported by the Brown County Department of Health, the De Pere Department of Health reports seven cases and the Oneida Nation Department of Health reports five cases.
Twenty-two people are hospitalized in Brown County.
Paprocki has yet to say whether the increase in cases was linked to in-person voting in last Tuesday’s election. She says authorities will conduct contact investigations to see where people may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Five people from other counties are treated in Brown County, but are not counted in the county total.
There have been no additional deaths to report in Brown County. The county recorded a death related to COVID-19.

Door County reported its first death from the coronavirus outbreak.
The Door County public health service said the patient was a man in his forties with multiple underlying medical conditions. He was hospitalized.
The health service does not disclose additional patient information.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased. This tragic loss reminds us of the importance of the Safer at Home order in protecting our most vulnerable residents, “said Susan Powers, public health officer.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services lists nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Door County. Ninety-six tests returned negative.
Marinette County health officials have announced the first COVID-19 death of a county resident.
Health officials say a 73-year-old man has died.
No further details of the patient were given, with the exception of contact tracing and the notification of anyone likely to have been in close contact with the man was completed.
Molly Bonjean, BSN, RN says her thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased man, adding, “It is important that our community come together during these difficult times and do our part to prevent the spread of this deadly virus. “

Wisconsin DHS reports that Marinette County has three confirmed cases of COVID-19.
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On April 13, DHS reported 154 deaths related to COVID-19. The total number of hospitalizations reached 993.
Deaths in the Action 2 News viewing area have been reported in Brown, Door, Fond du Lac, Outagamie, Sheboygan, Waupaca and Winnebago counties.
On Monday, the Fond du Lac County Health Service gave an update on their coronavirus situation. Public health officer Kim Mueller said the county reported eight more cases over the weekend, bringing the total to 60.
Mueller says 35 people are recovering. Twenty-one people are isolated at home or in hospital. The county has reported two deaths.
“The health department is actively working on contact tracing to ensure that we reach and have the opportunity to speak to anyone who may have had contact with a known positive case of COVID-19,” says Mueller.

Residents of Fond du Lac County who believe they have been in contact with a known case and have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath should call the county hotline at 844-225-0147.
Spread the disease
The coronavirus is spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or breathes.
“These droplets can stay in the air and on surfaces for an extended period of time. When people breathe (inhale) the droplets or touch contaminated surfaces and then touch their mouth, face or eyes, the virus can get sick, “says the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
People infected with the virus can develop the respiratory disease called COVID-19.
COVID-19 symptoms and prevention
Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. CLICK HERE for more information on symptoms. Emergency signs include chest pain and pressure, confusion, difficulty breathing, and bluish lips or face.
The CDC believes that symptoms can appear between 2 and 14 days after contact with an infected person.
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DHS recommends taking these steps to help stop the spread of the virus:
-Stay at home
– Limit your physical interactions with people
-Keep at least six feet from each other
– Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water
– Make essential trips no more than once a week
– Covering coughing and sneezing
– Avoid touching your face
Local and national health care providers encourage people to wear masks in public to avoid spreading the disease to others.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has issued a Safer at Home order restricting large gatherings, non-essential business and travel to the state. CLICK HERE to find out what ordering means to you.


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