BREAKING NEWS: COVID-19 claims first death in Dodge County
Nearly nine months after the pandemic began, Dodge County has recorded its first COVID-19 death.
Public Health Director Amy Caron reported late Wednesday that a person in their 90s has died from the COVID-19 virus.
“Our sincere condolences go out to the family during this difficult time,” Caron said. “We hope that in the near future vaccine distribution will occur to help combat this virus so others do not have to suffer.”
Until this week’s death, Dodge County had been one of only three counties in Minnesota that had not experienced a COVID-related death.
Caron also reported that as of Wednesday there have been 923 positive cases of the coronavirus in Dodge County. There are currently 10 Dodge County residents hospitalized and needing extra care to assist them with the virus.
She assures the public that Dodge County Public Health continues to work with the Minnesota Department of Health and area healthcare partners to address the needs of these patients and provide guidance to others who may have contact with them.