The first death of a Bayfield County resident from COVID-19 has been confirmed.

The Bayfield County Public Health Department said Friday the victim was 78, had no known contact with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 case and had not traveled out of the area.

The individual had been hospitalized for more than three weeks and had not recently traveled in the community.

The Health Department declined to provide the person's gender or any additional information, citing privacy concerns.

Statewide, 206 people have died of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. The death in Bayfield County was not included in the Wisconsin Department of Public Health's daily update on Friday, which reported 205 deaths. Wisconsin has 4,045 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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