Over 70 Positive Tests for COVID-19 in Wisconsin, Community Spread Identified in Three Counties
There are now over 70 positive tests for COVID-19 in the
state of Wisconsin, and evidence of community spread in three counties in the
state. That information is according to the latest data from the Wisconsin
Department of Health Services, which shows 72 people have tested positive for
the disease in the state as of Tuesday afternoon. DHS also reports over 1,000
people have tested “negative” for the disease.
Health officials report evidence of community spread in
Milwaukee, Dane and Kenosha counties – which means that there are people who
have tested positive, but have had no exposure to a known case and have not
traveled to a location where there has been community spread. As of Tuesday
afternoon, Milwaukee County has had 24 people test positive, while Dane County
has had 19 positive tests.
Fond du Lac County reported one new positive test for COVID-19 Tuesday afternoon, bringing the county’s total to 12 positive tests. County Public Health Officer Kim Mueller said in a batch of 59 tests that were returned to the health department, 58 of them came back negative. Officials say they are working on contacting anyone who may have come into contact with the new positive case.