Richland Center, WI:  Richland County Health Officer Rose Kohout is “saddened to announce that Richland County has experienced an additional COVID-related death of county resident today”.  Kohout confirms the eighth COVID-related death of a Richland County resident.  Richland County offers their heartfelt sympathies to the family, and out of respect for the individual’s confidentiality and the privacy of the resident’s family, no additional information will be provided.  As of 2:00pm Friday, October 23rd there are now 422 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Richland County, 6,750 have tested negative, there are 162 active cases, and 252 individuals who had tested positive have been released from quarantine.  Of those 422 individuals who tested positive, 414 individuals have been recovering at home, 19 have been hospitalized at some point, and there are now 8 COVID-19 related deaths.

Richland County Public Health continues to work with state and local partners, as well as health care providers, to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to help protect the health and safety of Richland County residents. The public should follow steps to avoid getting sick including:

  • Stay 6 feet from others;
  • Avoid social gatherings with people of all ages;
  • Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water;
  • Use of hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
  • Wear a mask;
  • Covering coughs and sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow);
  • Regularly clean high-touch surfaces;
  • Do not shake hands;
  • Avoid touching your face; and
  • Stay home.

Citizens are encouraged to check out the Richland County COVID-19 Dashboard which offers helpful data to better understand the impact of the pandemic globally and locally:  https://covid.co.richland.wi.us/2020/04/21/richland-county-covid-19-dashboard/.  For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, follow Richland County Health & Human Services on Facebook or consult the following websites:

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