Fond du Lac Co. COVID-19 death toll reaches 5

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THURSDAY 5/28/2020 8:51 a.m.

FOND DU LAC CO., Wis. (WFRV) – Fond du Lac County’s COVID-19 death toll has reached five, according to a Wednesday update.

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County health officials say there have been 189 positive coronavirus cases within Fond du Lac County – 71 of which are considered active and 113 have recovered. There are currently 10 Fond du Lac County residents hospitalized for COVID-19 related complications. Over 4,000 negative tests have been conducted within the county.

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Fond du Lac Co. officials say some new COVID-19 patients thought they had allergies

TUESDAY 5/26/2020 11:37 a.m.

FOND DU LAC CO., Wis. (WFRV) – Fond du Lac County health officials say some of the 25 residents that recently tested positive for coronavirus originally thought they had seasonal allergies and attended social gatherings, potentially exposing others to the virus.

In a Tuesday update, Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller confirmed 25 new cases since Friday, bringing the county’s case total to 182.

Mueller says that many of the new cases are connected to outbreaks that are currently under investigation, including those within households and social gatherings. Some of the individuals attended social gatherings like birthday parties or funerals while experiencing symptoms, which they attributed to seasonal allergies.

Mueller encouraged anyone who feels ill to stay at home and get tested for the virus in order to slow the spread.

Fond du Lac County coronavirus case total exceeds 140

TUESDAY 5/19/2020 9:10 a.m.

FOND DU LAC CO., Wis. (WFRV) – Over 140 Fond du Lac County residents have tested positive for coronavirus since March, according to county health officials.

Of the county’s 141 total confirmed cases, Fond du Lac Coutny Public Health says 50 are considered active and 88 have recovered. Three Fond du Lac County residents who tested positive for the virus have died. There are four county residents hospitalized due to coronavirus-related complications. Within Fond du Lac County, 2,770 residents have tested negative for the virus.

Fond du Lac County health officials connect 6 new coronavirus cases to a gathering

MONDAY 5/11/2020 11:10 a.m.

FOND DU LAC COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – Fond du Lac County saw a large increase in confirmed cases of coronavirus over the weekend.

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During a Monday Facebook Live, Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller announced the county saw 21 new cases over the weekend – bringing the county’s total to 108. She says that six were connected to a gathering, but Mueller would not identify the type of gathering.

“Several cases that we’ve identified recently are, like I mentioned earlier, in gatherings like a party, for example, and there were people that had symptoms at the party, people coughing at the party,” Mueller added. “If you’re sick, please don’t go out.”

The other cases, according to Mueller, are connected to household or social contacts or outbreaks at essential businesses outside the county. Of the 21 new cases, two are hospitalized.

Fond du Lac County had seen an outbreak in March that drew the attention of the CDC. Many cases were connected back to a cruise. Last week, the county had just over 10 active cases.

Fond du Lac County makes up about 1 percent of Wisconsin’s total cases.

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Over 80 coronavirus cases confirmed in Fond du Lac County, 67 considered recovered

WEDNESDAY 5/6/2020 8:51 a.m.

FOND DU LAC COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – There have been more than 80 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Fond du Lac County, according to a Tuesday update.

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Fond du Lac County health officials says of the county’s 83 confirmed cases, 67 are considered recovered, leaving just 13 as active. Three coronavirus related deaths have been reported in the county.

Over 1,500 Fond du Lac County residents have tested negative for the virus.

As of Tuesday, over 8,500 Wisconsinites have tested positive for the virus.

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Fond du Lac County health officials report 61 of county’s 72 cases have recovered

FRIDAY 5/1/2020 8:02 a.m.

FOND DU LAC COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – There are now 72 confirmed cases of coronavirus withing Fond du Lac County.

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As of Thursday afternoon, Fond du Lac County Health officials say 61 of those cases are considered recovered. A total of 1,375 negative coronavirus tests have been conducted within the county.

Fond du Lac County’s cases make up less than 1 percent of Wisconsin’s nearly 7,000 cases as of Thursday.

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Fond du Lac County coronavirus case total hits 70, officials expand testing

MONDAY 4/27/2020 11:05 a.m.

FOND DU LAC COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – Fond du Lac County Health Officer Kim Mueller says a newly formed task force will meet this week to hear an update from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation regarding the Badger Bounce Back Program to get more insight into what the governor’s plans are to reopen the state. They will also explore childcare problems more in-depth

“The end goal will be, after this week, to decide if the task force takes the stance on the Wisconsin Back to Business Plan or the governor’s Badger Bounce Back plan,” Mueller said during a Monday morning Facebook live.

Mueller says testing is being expanded at Agnesian Healthcare to patients with even minor symptoms. By increase testing, the county hopes to get a better grasp of the virus.

“This expansion will help clinicians and public health better understand how COVID-19 is circulating in our community. An increase in testing will help us find more positive cases.”

As of Monday, 70 Fond du Lac residents have tested positive for coronavirus.

With that increase, public health officials are able to then conduct contact tracing. Through contact tracing, officials are able to inform those who may have been infected that they must self-quarantine for 14 days.

Some of the recent confirmed cases have included people who were working while experiencing symptoms. Mueller is encouraging employers to be aware of the health of their employees.

“We all want the economy to reopen when it is ready. We will get to this point much quicker as a community and as a state if we all do our part to help protect ourselves, our employees, and our families.”

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Fond du Lac County coronavirus case total hits 68, 57 considered active

FRIDAY 4/24/2020 11:02 a.m.

FOND DU LAC COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – Fond du Lac County has confirmed nearly 70 confirmed cases of coronavirus according to health officials.

Of the county’s 68 confirmed cases, 57 are considered recovered and 8 remain active. Three residents have died of coronavirus-related complications within Fond du Lac County.

On Thursday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services confirmed over 5,000 positive cases of coronavirus in the state.

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Fond du Lac County coronavirus case total climbs to 65

MONDAY 4/20/2020 12:43 p.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) – A total of 65 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Fond du Lac County, according to Health Officer Kim Mueller.

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Fond du Lac County Public Health says over 50 county residents have recovered from the virus. At least 7 of the county’s cases are considered active.

As of Sunday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services confirmed over 4,300 positive cases of the virus in the state, including 220 coronavirus-related deaths.

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Over 60 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Fond du Lac County, 8 considered active

FRIDAY 4/17/2020 11:30 a.m.

FOND DU LAC COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – Fond du Lac County has reported 62 confirmed cases of coronavirus, yet only eight cases are considered active, according to the Fond du Lac County Public Health.

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A third coronavirus-related death was reported in the county this week. Fifty-one Fond du Lac County residents are said to have recovered from the coronavirus.

On Thursday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services confirmed over 3,800 confirmed cases of the virus as well as nearly 200 coronavirus-related deaths.

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Fond du Lac County health officer confirms third coronavirus-related death

WEDNESDAY 4/15/2020 10:58 a.m.

FOND DU LAC COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – A third coroanvirus-related death has died in Fond du Lac County.

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Fond du Lac County Health Officer Kim Mueller was unable to immediately provide more information about the resident.

She is continuing to urge all Fond du Lac County residents to follow the Safer at Home order.

As of Tuesday, there are 60 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Fond du Lac County, making up about one percent of Wisconsin’s 3,555 cases.

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Fond du Lac County coronavirus case total now at 60, over 30 considered recovered

MONDAY 4/13/2020 11:05 a.m.

FOND DU LAC CO., Wis. (WFRV) – Fond du Lac County health officials have confirmed 60 total cases of coronavirus as of Monday, April 13.

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Of those, 35 residents are in recovery. Fond du Lac County Health Officer Kim Mueller says 21 cases are considered active and are in isolation, either at home or in a hospital.

Fond du Lac County has seen two coronavirus-related deaths since mid-March. Fond du Lac cases make up about one percent of Wisconsin’s 3,341 cases confirmed on Sunday.

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Case total climbs to 49, only 17 considered active

THURSDAY 4/9/2020 10:52 a.m.

FOND DU LAC CO., Wis. (WFRV) – Fond du Lac County health officials have reported another confirmed cases of coronavirus, bringing the county total to 49.

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A total of 30 patients have recovered, according to Fond du Lac County Public Health.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has reported over 2,700 cases of coronavirus in the state and 99 coronavirus-related deaths.

Case total climbs to 48, 30 considered recovered

WEDNESDAY 4/8/2020 7:56 a.m.

FOND DU LAC CO., Wis. (WFRV) – A total of 48 positive cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Fond du Lac County according to health officials.

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Of those 48 cases, the Fond du Lac County Health Department says 30 are considered recovered. Two people have died due to coronavirus complications, leaving just 16 of those 48 cases as active cases.

Fond du Lac County’s total of 48 cases makes up about 1 percent of Wisconsin’s 2,578 cases confirmed on Tuesday by state health officials.

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Officials report 44 total cases, say 29 have recovered

MONDAY 4/6/2020 11:36 a.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) – Fond du Lac County health officials have confirmed 44 total positive cases of coronavirus, 13 of which are considered active cases. Twenty nine of those patients have recovered while two have died.

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Fond du Lac County Health Officer Kim Mueller says the county received eight new cases over the weekend.

On Sunday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported over 2,000 cases in the state.

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Officials confirm second death, case total climbs to 22

MONDAY 3/30/2020 9:10 a.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) – The Fond du Lac County Health Department has confirmed a second death in the community over the weekend as well as additional positive cases of coronavirus.

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During a Monday morning Facebook live, Fond du Lac County Health Officer Kim Mueller announced that the second death was a man who was not a Fond du Lac County resident, but received care in the county when he became sick with coronavirus.

After 3 cases of coronavirus were confirmed over the weekend, Mueller says the county has now seen 22 cases of coronavirus, 4 of which are active and 16 that have recovered.

Fond du Lac County residents are encouraged to continue practicing social distancing and adhering to the ‘Safer At Home’ order. Residents are again encouraged to contact the county’s health department hotline at 844-225-0147. This line is designated for only Fond du Lac County residents who believe they have been exposed to coronavirus.

As of Sunday, March 29, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services confirmed 1,100 cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin.

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Officials say expected test results could show community spread

WEDNESDAY 3/25/2020

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) – Fond du Lac County Health Officer Kim Mueller announced on Wednesday that the Wisconsin Department of Health Services made a couple of errors in its Tuesday report of statewide case totals.

During a Facebook live Wednesday morning, Mueller explained that while DHS had reported Fond du Lac County has seen 18 positive cases of coronavirus, the county has only actually seen 17. Mueller says that a Fond du Lac County resident in Florida has been exposed to and tested positive for coronavirus, but remains in Florida.

On Tuesday, DHS also reported Fond du Lac County was experiencing cases of coronavirus caused by community spread. Mueller says this isn’t totally true. The 17th case of coronavirus was initially believed to be due to community spread, but it was later determined that that patient had been in contact with another Fond du Lac County individual who had tested positive for coronavirus.

Mueller adds that Fond du Lac County is currently seeing a delay in test results coming back, but many are expected to come soon. The delay is due to Wisconsin’s tiered testing: those at the greatest risk of having the virus are considered tier 1 or 2 and are tested quicker while those in tier 3 or 4 are often delayed six or seven days because they are considered to be at a lower risk of having coronavirus.

Although the county is currently not experiencing community spread, Mueller says officials are anticipating the forthcoming tests will be cases caused by community spread.

Fond du Lac County residents are again encouraged to contact the county’s health department hotline at 844-225-0147. This line is designated for only Fond du Lac County residents who believe they have been exposed to coronavirus.

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Fond du Lac Co. confirms 17 total cases of coronavirus, introduces hotline for residents

MONDAY 3/23/2020

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) – Fond du Lac County reported two additional cases of coronavirus over the weekend, bringing the county’s total to 17 cases.

Fond du Lac County Health Officer Kim Mueller says of the two cases, one person was exposed during international travel while the second patient reportedly has a connection to another Fond du Lac County resident with coronavirus.

According to Mueller, because there is a connection between the second patient and another individual with coronavirus, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services does not consider Fond du Lac County to be experiencing community spread. DHS says other counties, such as Brown and Milwaukee, are experiencing community spread, in which there is no known exposure to coronavirus in a patient.

Fond du Lac County residents who believe they have made contact with someone with coronavirus are encouraged to call the county’s health department hotline at 844-225-0147. This line is designated for only Fond du Lac County residents who believe they have been exposed to coronavirus.

Mueller goes on to explain that the state lab is continuing its tiered approach for testing patients for coronavirus. Those considered to be in tiers one and two are those who work in a hospital, live in a hospital setting, or are in an intensive care unit (ICU). Testing done in a state lab returns results in about 48 hours. Tiers three and four are comprised of those who believe they were in contact with someone with coronavirus. These tests are not sent to the state lab and take six to seven days to show results.

Last week, Fond du Lac County reported its first coronavirus-related death.

Fond du Lac confirms 15 cases of coronavirus, imposes new business restrictions

FRIDAY 3/20/2020

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) – Fond du Lac County has confirmed its 15th positive coronavirus case and imposed business restrictions to help slow the spread. In total, Fond du Lac County says they have now seen one patient die from coronavirus and one patient has recovered and released from quarantine. Three patients are currently hospitalized.

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Fond du Lac County Health Officer Kim Mueller has announced Public Health Order 1, which puts in restrictions on barber/barbering and cosmetology, nail salons, massage parlors, tattoo and body art studios, and clarifies restaurant/bar rules and religious and funeral service rules. Local law enforcement will now uphold and enforce any violations of the order.

“Our Health Department team and local law enforcement fully appreciate the magnitude of these orders. We are all heartbroken over the death of one of our community members that was diagnosed with Covid-19 and we extend thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences to their family and friends. We are committed to keeping our community safe during this Public Health Emergency and I understand that the daily lives of so many in our community have been turned upside down. The orders of State and local officials have been made for the safety and best interests of the public in order to minimize the spread of Covid-19. We hope everyone in our community voluntary follows these Public Health Orders and enforcement will not be required.”

Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt stated “I have communicated with all local law enforcement agencies in Fond du Lac County and we are united in our commitment to uphold these Pubic Health Orders. We ask that if you engage in any group activities, you do so in a responsible manner consistent with the Public Health Orders so that enforcement isn’t required. In these unprecedented times, we need to come together as a community and take care of one another by following these practices aimed at minimizing the spread of this virus.”

District Attorney Eric Toney stated “The Fond du Lac County District Attorney’s Office is committed to working with our Health Department, local law enforcement and the Department of Health Services to ensure that all Public Health Orders are enforced for the safety of our community. The goal is to ensure that no violations make their way to the District Attorney’s Office and that all public health orders are voluntarily complied with in our community.”

Any person who violates the order could face a sentence of 30 days imprisonment or fined not more than $500 or both.

Fond du Lac health officials say they have received an additional positive test result. The most recent case was exposed during international travel. Health department staff are actively working on contacting anyone with exposure to this new positive case.

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2 more confirmed cases of coronavirus in Fond du Lac County, 1 person recovered

WEDNESDAY 3/18/2020

(WFRV) – Health officials in Fond du Lac County have confirmed two more cases of COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus.

According to the Health Department for the county, of the 12 previously confirmed cases one person has recovered. With the two new cases, the county says there are 13 people in isolation.

Earlier Wednesday afternoon, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services increased the total cases to 106 across the state. With the information provided by the Fond du Lac County Health Department, the unofficial amount of confirmed cases rests at 109, including the first case in Appleton also announced late Wednesday afternoon.

Local 5 will only update the official state-wide confirmed cases once a day following the 2 p.m. daily update by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Fond du Lac Co. Health Dept. tracking down contacts of new positive COVID-19 case, state total at 73

TUESDAY 3/17/2020

(WFRV) – After conducting 59 COVID-19 tests, the Fond du Lac County Health Department announced Tuesday afternoon that 58 tests came back negative and one returned positive.

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The positive result brings Fond du Lac County to 12 confirmed cases and raises the state total to 73.

The Health Department staff is actively working on contacting anyone with exposure to this new positive case.

ORIGINAL STORY: Fond du Lac County reports 5 new cases of Coronavirus

3/15/2020 12:58 p.m.

(WFRV) – The Fond du Lac County Health Department reports 5 additional cases of COVID-19 bringing the total in the county to 11.

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The new information was released through a Facebook post from Health Officer, Kim Mueller Sunday morning.

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Mueller said of the 30 tests to come back, 25 were negative and 5 were positive. Of the 5, four were from had traveled on an Egyptian River Cruise. The other case was from domestic travel to Wisconsin. Mueller also said all 5 cases were anticipated to be positive.

With the new cases reported in Fond du Lac County, the new stat total stands at 32. Click here for more information on the Coronavirus pandemic.

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