Three more people test positive for coronavirus in Wisconsin, bringing total to five active cases

Posted at 4:39 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 09:43:42-04

Three more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Wisconsin, bringing the total of active cases to five.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced the three additional cases Wednesday afternoon.

One of those cases was in Waukesha County. According to DHS, the Waukesha patient was exposed to the virus while traveling in the U.S. and internationally.


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Two other patients, both in Fond du Lac County, were exposed while traveling, one in the U.S. and another internationally. One person is being hospitalized.

A sixth patient in Dane County previously tested positive for COVID-19, but has since recovered.

The Department of Health Services says that if the COVID-19 virus begins to spread further throughout the state, public health officials may consider temporary closures of child care facilities and schools, workplace social distancing and measures such as modifying or postponing mass gatherings.

The DHS also says people who have traveled to places with active cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days should self-monitor and self-quarantine. If you or anyone you know has symptoms, like fever, cough, or breathing problems, contact your local health department and health care provider for possible testing.

To avoid getting sick be sure to wash your hands thoroughly, cover coughs and sneezes, avoid touching your face and stay home when sick.

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