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Bayfield County reports first coronavirus death


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BAYFIELD, Wis. — Bayfield County had its first death related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic last week.

The Bayfield County Health Department announced Friday it confirmed the death of a county resident due to COVID-19 Friday.

The person was a 78-year-old who had been hospitalized for over three weeks and had not recently traveled in the community, according to the department.

It said the person had no known contact with a known positive COVID-19 case or traveled out of the area recently.

The department declined to disclose any additional info...

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