Walworth County confirms first case of COVID-19

Posted at 12:30 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 13:30:21-04

WALWORTH COUNTY, Wis. -- There is now one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Walworth County, the Walworth County Division of Public Health announced today.

This individual recently traveled domestically and voluntarily self-isolated upon returning to the community.

Out of respect for the patient’s privacy, no additional information will be provided, a news release says.

“We are in daily contact with this individual to monitor their symptoms and ensure they are receiving support to be able to isolate at home,” said Public Health Officer Erica Bergstom.

If you have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, you are asked to quarantine for 14 days.

“Walworth County Division of Public Heatlh is ready to deal with an increased number of cases. We will continue to work with DHS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and our local partners to make sure our community remains safe and healthy,” said Bergstrom.

The total number of cases in Wisconsin now stands at 91.

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