BREAKING: Health department reports county’s first COVID-related death

Sunday, September 6, 2020

The Vernon County Health Department announced on Saturday the county’s first COVID-19 related death. As of press time Friday night, the county had tallied 93 total cases of the novel coronavirus.

Over the past couple weeks active coronavirus cases have been steadily on the rise in Vernon County.

“The Vernon County Health Department is saddened to announce the death of a Vernon County resident due to complications related to COVID-19,” the local health department’s press release read. “Our hearts go out to the family in this very difficult time.”

No additional details were made available.