Taylor County Reports 1st COVID Death

Riley Hebert

Taylor County Reports 1st COVID Death

2 mins
August 10, 2020

Taylor County has had their first COVID-19 related death in the county.

According to Taylor County Health Officer Patty Krug, “It is with great sadness that we announce that one of Taylor County’s community members has passed away from complications associated with COVID-19. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and community.”

She continued, “We continue to face extraordinary circumstances and continue to urge everyone that this virus is real, it is deadly, and we must continue to follow safer practices including the use of face coverings and social distancing. We are in this together, and together we will overcome these challenges.”

Wood County

Wood County has recorded another death due to the coronavirus.

This is the 2nd death in Wood County and the individual had underlying health conditions. For Clark County, we still have 7 people that have died from the virus. Marathon has seen several deaths over the past week and currently sits at 9. Eau Claire has had 4 people die from the virus. Taylor County recorded their first death this weekend. Jackson has had one person die from the virus.

Some have asked why more information isn’t released when an individual dies from the virus. Typically, health departments don’t release more information to give the family of the victim time to grieve and to give them the much needed privacy they deserve.

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Riley Hebert

Riley Hebert is news director for Central Wisconsin Broadcasting.