Today, the Sawyer County Health Department is reporting the first COVID-19 associated death of a Sawyer County resident. The individual suffered from underlying health conditions but died from complications associated with the virus.
To protect the family’s privacy, no further information about this patient will be released.
Health Officer Julia Lyons said, “Our condolences and prayers are with the family. This is a sad reminder of how COVID-19 can impact those at high risk for severe symptoms. It is important that we all do our part to slow the spread of this virus by practicing social distancing, wearing a face covering, and following other CDC guidelines.”
The Sawyer County Health Department has a COVID-19 website with information about COVID-19 here and regularly posts updates on the Sawyer County Public Health Facebook page.