Three new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Barron County, the Barron County Public Health Department said on Thursday afternoon, May 7.
The total count was at 10, with six previous cases recovering and having been released from isolation. A seventh case was previously announced on Friday, May 1. All four current cases were self-isolating at home.
Public health said two of the new cases had recently traveled to a neighboring state. A third person was in close contact with a positive case in another jurisdiction. These cases were not tested at the Turtle Lake site on Sunday and Monday, May 3 and 4.
“We know people are anxious to get back to normal, said Laura Sauve, health officer for Barron County, but this is a good reminder that COVID-19 is still here and we need to continue to stay the course. We ask that you continue to stay home as much as possible, keep at least six feet away from anyone not living in your home and wash your hands often.”
Public Health conducts extensive contact tracing will all positive cases. Anyone who has been in close contact with a positive case will be notified by Public Health.
Positive cases of COVID-19 are only reported to the County in which the person permanently lives. All ten individuals who have tested positive in Barron County have been Barron County residents.
For more information on COVID-19 call 211 or visit:
- WI DHS COVID-19: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm
- CDC COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
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