BROWN CO. (NBC 26) - Confirmed coronavirus cases have topped 1,000 as of Thursday afternoon according to the Brown County Health Department.
There are now 1,049 cases within the county; Oneida Nation is reporting one more case bringing their total to eight. Health officials say the increase in cases is expected, as they continue to increase their testing capacity.
Thursday, the health department also announced the Resch Center is opening up as a testing site. This drive-in-site will be for employees of any long-term care facility, group housing, healthcare facility and non-health care related facilities. To be tested, the individual needs a note from their doctor.
There are now 142 people out of isolation, that's two more people than Wednesday. Forty people are hospitalized and the county remains at three deaths.
With the warmer weather expected this weekend, county officials also continue to urge people to social distance. They recommend along with CDC guidelines, even if you're taking a walk outside, to wear a mask. Claire Paprocki with the county health department added it's natural for everyone to feel stress, worry, and anger right now. They recommend learning to deal with the difficulties in healthy ways; they have tips on stayhealthybc.com.