First three positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in Oneida County
The Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) confirmed over the past week that three people in Oneida County have tested positive for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
The first case of an individual in their 20’s with a known history of travel was reported on Friday. The individual was reported to be in isolation and compliant. County health officials are working to determine how the person may have become infected and is contacting individuals with whom the patient had close contact with.
The second two cases were reported over the weekend. Marathon County also reported its second case of coronavirus after the first was confirmed earlier in the week. Two additional cases were confirmed in Vilas County as the number of confirmed cases statewide increased to over 1,100 with 19 deaths reported as of Monday morning.
Linda Conlon, Oneida County Health Department Director/Health Officer asks community members to follow Governor Evers’ Safer At Home order and stay at home as much as possible. “With community spread of COVID-19 throughout the state of Wisconsin, it is very important that everyone takes this seriously,” Conlon added. In addition, people should continue to:
- Frequently and thoroughly wash hands with soap and water
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Avoid touching your face
- Stay home when sick
- Practice social and physical distancing
- Avoid large gatherings and crowds Symptoms of COVID‐19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you think you may have COVID‐19, you should call the clinic or hospital before going. Please do not call 9‐1‐1; this should be reserved for those needing critical emergency attention. OCHD is keeping track of this outbreak.
The department is working with local, state, and federal partners to deal quickly and effectively when people have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been around people who have been infected with the coronavirus to make sure our community remains safe and healthy. They note this is a rapidly evolving situation.
This is what we know now, and information may change. To read the latest information about COVID-19 check the Oneida County Health Department website at oneidacountypublichealth.org or Facebook page at facebook.com/OneidaCountyHealthDepartment.