Sheboygan County reports first death of COVID-19, outbreak linked to nursing home

Posted at 4:07 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 17:11:37-04

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY — One person has died from COVID-19 in Sheboygan County, and an outbreak has been linked to a local nursing home.

The Sheboygan County Division of Public Health says on Tuesday, they were notified that an employee and a resident of Sunny Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center tested positive for COVID-19. On Wednesday, two additional residents tested positive. One of those two additional residents died from the virus.

The Sheboygan County Division of Public Health is conducting a contact investigation to identify and follow-up with people who had close contact with either of these cases. Sunny Ridge staff that begin to show symptoms will be isolated at home.

The county says 15 people have tested positive for COVID-19. Of the 15, there are currently seven active cases, one of which is currently hospitalized. Seven others recovered from the virus and are no longer ill. Ten of the 15 cases include people over the age of 60.

The confirmed active cases have been placed into isolation and are being monitored.

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