Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 2:53 PM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 15:53:57-04

Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced in a press release Friday.

Farrow said a household member began developing COVID-19 symptoms last week and tested positive. Farrow said he began self-quarantining and working from home as a result.

Mild symptoms began a few days letter, Farrow said. He received a positive COVID-19 test on Friday.

"I have followed the recommendations of the CDC and utilized Waukesha County's Public Health infrastructure to stop the spread of COVID-19 outside of my household," Farrow said. "The simple tools of self-quarantining, testing, and contact tracing are extremely effective and I encourage all residents to use them if they begin feeling sick in order to protect our most vulnerable friends and family members from the virus."

Wisconsin broke its daily record of new COVID-19 cases on Friday, with 3,861 additional cases reported.

In Waukesha, there were 9,935 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

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