'It's already here': Southeast Wisconsin reacts to 3 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Posted at 10:37 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 15:34:09-04

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Three new people tested positive for the coronavirus in Wisconsin Wednesday. All the people are from southeast Wisconsin. One is from Waukesha County and two are from Fond du Lac County.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is not saying which city the patients live in. DHS did said in a statement the exposures all happened while people were traveling.

One of the patients in Fond Du Lac County traveled nationally, the other one traveled internationally. One patient is hospitalized, the other person is self-isolating at home. The person in Waukesha County traveled in both the U.S. and internationally. They are also self-isolating at home.

People in Waukesha County are reacting to the new case.

"I checked my phone and saw it and was like, 'That's crazy, it's already here in Waukesha,'" said Anthony Aldrete who lives in Waukesha.

"Now that's it's spreading here I am getting a little more concerned," said Rick Kennedy from West Allis who works in Waukesha.

Maria Contreras is a mother of three. TMJ4 News found her after she had bought supplies like toilet paper, water, fruit and ramen noodles. Experts say no one needs to stockpile, but it is okay to buy a few extra items.

"I'm scared yeah because I am pregnant and I have kids at home. I'm scared a little bit," said Contreras.

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