Seventh COVID-19 case in Oneida County
The Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) announced May 3 that a seventh person has been diagnosed with coronavirus infection and has been hospitalized. This person is in their 80s and has a history of travel outside the community. County health officials are working to determine how the person may have become infected and are contacting others with whom this person had close contact.
Linda Conlon, Oneida County Health Department Director and Health Officer is asking community members to follow Gov. Evers’ Safer-at-Home order.
“Now is not the time to become complacent,” Conlon stated in press release Sunday. “We must continue to have resolve and think of our friends and neighbors as we help keep our community strong and healthy.”
Conlon added that though the virus predominantly affects the vulnerable population more acutely, no one is immune from developing serious or life-threatening complications from COVID-19.
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 physical/social distancing
• Avoid large gatherings and crowds
• Utilize cloth face coverings when physical/social distancing is difficult to do
People with confirmed infections have a range of symptoms, from little to no symptoms to people being severely sick and dying. Symptoms may include:
Fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, fatigue, body or muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell.
Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, should contact their medical provider to find if a test is warranted.
Also from the OCHD:
In an effort to keep community members up to date on COVID-19, OCHD will continue to update our Facebook page daily, Monday-Friday, with current COVID-19 case counts. This will include the number of individuals tested in Oneida County, negative test results, pending test results, as well as any additional positive test results.
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 (oneidacountypublichealth.org) or
Facebook page (facebook.com/OneidaCountyHealthDepartment/), the Department of Health Services (DHS) website (https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html).