TUESDAY 3/31/2020 5:40 p.m.
MARINETTE, Wis. (WFRV) – Marinette County Public Health says the county has confirmed its second case of coronavirus, or COVID-19.
Public Health is working to identify and contact anyone who has been in close contact with the patient.
County health officials say there are standard procedures for this process:
- These people are asked to quarantine themselves for 14 days from their exposure and will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms. People with symptoms are tested for COVID-19.
- Providing guidance to clinicians regarding testing.
- Preparing Wisconsin for community spread of COVID-19
ORIGINAL STORY: First case confirmed in Marinette County
THURSDAY 3/26/2020 6:12 p.m.
MARINETTE COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – Marinette County has confirmed its first case of coronavirus.
Marinette County Public Health says the resident had contact with a confirmed case in another county. Health officials say they are working hard to identify who this resident may have come into close contact with.
“It is important that Marinette County residents do not panic, but continue to follow recommendations to protect themselves, others, and slow the spread of COVID-19.” said Molly Bonjean, Marinette County Public Health Officer.
Public Health and Emergency Management are working together with local, state, and federal partners to implement response plans.
Prior to the new case in Marinette County, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services released its daily update. The total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin has risen to 707.