UPDATE: Person who died from COVID-19 in Wood County did have underlying health conditions

Published: May. 22, 2020 at 11:06 AM CDT
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The Wood County Health Department said a person in their 30s who died from COVID-19 did have underlying health conditions. In a news release, the department the health conditions were not disclosed to them during the time of case interview

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our community members,” stated Susan Kunferman, Health Officer and Director for the Wood County Health Department. “Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones.”

The Wood County Health Department said it has completed a contact investigation and notified those who were in contact with the person.

To date, nine people in Wood County and over 13,885 people in Wisconsin have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and there have been 485 deaths in Wisconsin. This is Wood County's first death.