A fifth case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Barron County, according to Barron County Public Health on Wednesday morning, April 8, and all five individuals are isolating at home.
Public health specialist Sarah Turner said the fifth case had not been in close contact with a confirmed case and did not have a history of travel. This could suggest community spread.
Public Health works with those who test positive to identify any close contacts they have had. Public Health then calls anyone listed as being in close contact with the person who tested positive. You will be notified by Public Health if you have been in close contact with a person who tests positive and staff will give you more information on what you need to do next.
Barron County Public Health continues to work with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, local healthcare providers and Barron County Emergency Management to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.
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
[This story has been updated.]