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Brown Co. Coronavirus: Two more cases of coronavirus confirmed, total now at 6

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FRIDAY 3/27/2020 11:35 a.m.

BROWN CO., Wis. (WFRV) – Health officials have confirmed two more cases of coronavirus in Brown County, bringing the total number of cases to six.

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Brown County Public Health, De Pere Health Department and Oneida Nation Health Department were unable to release more details about the two latest cases.

On Wednesday, health officials confirmed the county’s fourth case.

As of Thursday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services confirmed 707 cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin. A total of 14 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in the state since mid-March.

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Fourth case of coronavirus confirmed in Brown County

WEDNESDAY 3/25/2020 6:55 p.m.

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – A fourth case of coronavirus in Brown County was confirmed by the Brown County Public Health, De Pere Health Department and Oneida Nation Health Department on Wednesday.

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Health Officer for De Pere Health Department says, “Younger people, particularly those who are ages 18 to 30, are not immune to COVID-19… Anyone can contract COVID-19. It’s important for everyone, including young and healthy people, to practice social distancing.”

Health departments are actively monitoring the progression of this outbreak in Brown County and are urging the community to follow Governor Tony Evers ‘Safer at Home’ order and only leave your home for essential services.

Michelle Myers, Interim Public Health Officer for Oneida Nation Health Department says, “Staying at home will help us flatten the curve and protect the capacity of our local health care systems to serve those who will suffer the most from COVID-19.”

Health departments want everyone to know that the best way to slow the spread of the virus is social distancing.

Acting Public Health Officer for Brown County Public Health Ann Steinberger says, “Stay home if you can and especially if you are sick. If you need to leave your home, please keep six feet between people and avoid direct physical contact.”

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A previous update to this story incorrectly used the term “deaths”. This story has been updated to reflect confirmed cases. Brown County has no confirmed deaths to due COVID-19 at this time

Third case of coronavirus in Brown County confirmed

MONDAY 3/23/2020 12:29 p.m.

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – A third case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Brown County, according to Brown County Public Health, De Pere Health Department, and Oneida Community Health Services.

Officials say this patient was exposed while traveling and is currently isolated. Public Health says they have been in contact with the patient and have reached out to anyone who was directly exposed. Those individuals will be asked to isolate or quarantine as appropriate.

Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in Brown County

WEDNESDAY 3/18/2020 12:22 p.m.

A second case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Brown County.

Health officials spoke at a Brown County Board meeting Wednesday night revealing the second case, explaining that further information would be released Thursday.

The second confirmed case comes only hours after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in the County.

According to Brown County Public Health, the individual traveled domestically and developed symptoms. The patient has remained under self-quarantine, according to officials, and will remain in isolation as recommended by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services guidelines.

“We have been jointly preparing and anticipating a confirmed case in Brown County. We will work closely with Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to ensure we are taking the appropriate next steps to ensure our community is safe and well,” said Ann Steinberger, acting Brown County Public Health Officer.

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Health officials say they are now identifying and contacting anyone who has been in close contact with the person who has tested positive for coronavirus. These people are asked to quarantine themselves for 14 days and will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms. Those who develop symptoms will be tested.

“We are all prepared to deal with an increased number of cases. We will continue to work with DHS, the CDC, and our local partners to make sure our community remains safe and healthy,” said Debbie Armbruster De Pere Health Officer.

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