First COVID-19 death reported for Menominee County


MENOMINEE COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) – Menominee County has reported its first resident death from COVID-19.

According to the Public Health Delta and Menominee Counties (PHDM), the woman was hospitalized for COVID-19 on August 31 and died on September 15 at a Green Bay, Wisconsin, medical facility. No other details about the woman have been released, or will be made.

PHDM reminds everyone that in this difficult time it is important to protect each other, support each other and work together to slow the spread of coronovirus.

PHDM health officer Michael Snyder said, “Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to the family who lost their loved one.” “It is a sad reminder of how serious COVID-19 is a threat to our residents, particularly to underlying health conditions and, indeed, to the community as a whole.”

Strong community mitigation and prevention measures are already in place. PHDM urges residents to continue following the recommendations:

  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Wear masks in public places.
  • Practice social distance – keep 6 feet apart.
  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly, especially after being away from home, or after coughing or sneezing.
  • Do not touch your face or mouth.
  • Check on others. Call your loved ones and neighbors who are most at risk and see how they are doing. If they need anything, see how you can help.

Everyone should follow the above guidance, PHDM says, because there is evidence of community at the local level. Public health says that everyone needs to take precautions, prevent and take potential risks in public places.

PHDM continues to provide the latest information on www.PHDM.org. Michigan updates are available at www.michigan.gov/coronavirus, and national updates are at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

To continue coronovirus coverage from TV6 and Fox UP, visit uppermichiganssource.com/coronavirus.

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