Clark Co., Wis. (WAOW) -- The Clark County Health Department (CCHD) confirms that a resident has died due to COVID-19. It is the seventh COVID-19 related death in the county.
CCHD reports that the individual was in their 40's with no known underlying medical conditions. They are not releasing any further information at this time.
“Our hearts continue to go out to the grieving families and community members affected by COVID-19,” said Brittany Mews, Clark County Health Officer. “We would like to extend our deepest condolences to everyone
impacted past and present.”
To date, 80 people in Clark County have been diagnosed with COVID-19; 16 of those cases are still active.
According to CCHD, the county has the highest COVID-19 fatality percentage at 8.7 percent. The state fatality percentage is 3 percent.
The CCHD encourages residents to continue to follow guidelines to help reduce COVID-19 spread like washing hands, staying home when sick, avoiding crowds, social distancing and wearing face coverings.
“These are simple measures everyone can take to protect themselves and others. The more things we can all do to mitigate our risk of exposure, the better off we all are,” said Mews.