The Fond du Lac County Public Health Officer is expressing concern about a jump in the number of people hospitalized in Fond du Lac County with COVID-19. Kim Mueller says 29 people were hospitalized on Friday with the virus, the most at anytime during the pandemic. Mueller says the people who are hospitalized range in age from 30 into their 90s. Mueller says the increase in COVID patients has placed a huge strain on the local hospital system. Meanwhile three more people have died from COVID-19 in Fond du Lac County, all men ages 46, 54, and 98. There have now been 160 deaths related to COVID-19 in Fond du Lac County since the beginning of the pandemic.