Three Additional Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Wisconsin, Two in FDL County
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has confirmed three
additional cases of COVID-19 in the state, two of which come from Fond du Lac
According to a news release, both patients from Fond du Lac
County were exposed to the disease while traveling, one in the United States,
and one internationally. One patient is hospitalized, while the other person is
isolated at home. The third patient comes from Waukesha County. That person was
also exposed through travel in the U.S., and is currently isolated at home.
County health officials in Fond du Lac and Waukesha
counties are working to determined the people who have been in contact with
those patients, to isolate or quarantine people and test those who are
People who have traveled in the past two weeks to places
where there Is community spread of COVID-19 – both in international and domestic
locations – are asked to self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms for 14 days. Health
officials say if symptoms like a fever, cough or difficulty breathing are present,
those people should contact their health department and heath care provider for
“We are working with our partners and local hospital
systems to ensure we are getting residents the care and testing they need to
ensure we are protecting the community as a whole.” Fond du Lac County Public
Health Officer Kim Mueller said.
These new cases come after two people in Dane County and
one in Pierce County tested positive for COVID-19. The first case in Dane
County was confirmed on February 5th and has now recovered at home after
testing negative for the disease. The other two cases were announced earlier
this week, and both patients are isolated at home.
People are encouraged to follow these steps to avoid
–Frequent and thorough handwashing with soap and water
–Covering coughs and sneezes
–Avoiding touching your face
–Staying home when sick.