Fourth and fifth cases of COVID-19 in Oneida County
The Oneida County Health Department has confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 Monday, April 6, bringing to five the number of cases in the county.
A person in their 50s is currently in isolation. According to the health department, he or she has a history of travel outside the community and has not had contact with any of the previously confirmed cases in the county.
The fifth diagnosis belongs to a person in their 70s who has not had contact with any of the previously confirmed cases in the county and has not traveled outside the community. This person is currently hospitalized.
County health officials work to determine how both people may have become infected and are contacting others with whom they have had close contact.
Linda Conlon, the Oneida County Health Department Director is asking community members to follow Gov. Evers’ Safer-at-Home order and stay home as much as possible.
“Because COVID-19 transmission is now widespread throughout Wisconsin, even people who have not traveled outside their community should minimize their contact with others by staying home when possible, practicing social distancing and being alert to symptoms of COVID-19.”
Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you think you may have COVID-19, call the clinic or hospital before going. Do not call 911 as this should be reserved for those needing critical emergency attention.
Also Conlon said to continue the practice of frequently and thoroughly washing hands with soap and water, cover coughs and sneezes, avoid touching your face, stay home when sick, practice social distancing, avoid large gatherings and crowds, and wear a cloth face covering in public settings, such as grocery stores and pharmacies.