(Dodge County) Dodge County has experienced its first death from COVID-19. The individual was a male in his sixties and was hospitalized out of state while traveling. Dodge County Health Officer Abby Sauer says “it is with great sadness that we confirm that a Dodge County resident has passed away due to COVID-19.” She says they are saddened by the loss of one of our community members and they extend their sympathies to his loved ones. Sauer says this public health event is changing every day and we need to take it very seriously. She adds that everyone must take precautions to protect themselves and those at higher risk, especially the elderly and people with serious underlying health conditions.