5/3/2020 1:30:00 PM 7th case of COVID-19 confirmed in Oneida County
The Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) has received notification a seventh person in Oneida County has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19). The individual is in their 80's and has a history of travel outside of the community. The individual has been hospitalized. County health officials are working to determine how the individual may have become infected and are contacting others with whom the person with the positive result had close contact.
Linda Conlon, Oneida County Health Department Director/Health Officer asks community members to follow Governor Evers' Safer At Home order and continue to protect yourself and those around you. "Now is not the time to become complacent. We must continue to have resolve and think of our friends and neighbors as we help keep our community strong and healthy," Conlon added. 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:
Shortness of breath
Body or muscle aches
Loss of smell
Loss of taste
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your medical provider to find out if you should be tested.
While this virus predominantly affects our vulnerable population more acutely, no one is immune from developing serious, even life threatening complicating. Please protect others by protecting yourself.
OCHD is keeping track of this outbreak. We are working with our local, state, and federal partners to deal quickly and effectively when people have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been around people who have been infected with the coronavirus to make sure our community remains safe and healthy.
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).
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