Sixth diagnosis of COVID-19 in Oneida County
Oneida County Health Department has received notification that a sixth person in Oneida County has tested positive for COVID-19. This person is in their 50s, has not had contact with any of the previously confirmed cases in the county nor traveled outside the community.
The health department states the person has been in isolation since being tested April 7. Officials are working to determine how the person may have become infected and are contacting others with whom the person had close contact.
Linda Conlon, Oneida County Health Department Director/Health Officer asks community members to follow Gov. Evers’ Safer-at-Home order and stay at home as much as possible.
“Because COVID-19 transmission is now widespreadthroughout Wisconsin, even people who have not traveled outside of their community should minimize their contact with others by staying home when possible, practicing social distancing, and being alert for symptoms of COVID-19,”
Conlon added. There is an urgent need to restrict movement and stay home as much as possible. 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
In addition to the above recommendations, the CDC has also updated their guidance encouraging the public to wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g. grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas with community-based transmission.
People with confirmed infections have a range of symptoms, from little to no symptoms to people being severely sick and dying. Symptoms may include:
Shortness of breath