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2nd case of COVID-19 confirmed in Door County

The second COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Door County according to local health officials.  As in the first case, both residents have had travel outside of Door County.  Both individuals have been in isolation since their testing.  One individual had traveled out of the state and in accordance with the law, no names will be released.   Door County Public Health is contacting anyone who may have been in close contact with either infected person.  Public health officials remind people of the importance of following the CDC guidelines on social distancing and maintaining good hand washing to prevent the spread of the virus.  All travel to and from Door County is highly discouraged. Door County Public Health reports that there have been a total of 108 tests performed in the county with 49 total negative results as of Wednesday.  You can find the complete news release with this story below.

  

 

 

As of today, a total of two Door County residents have tested positive for COVID 19. Both individuals are known to have had travel outside of Door County. One resident traveled to surrounding counties within the state of Wisconsin, and one resident traveled outside of the state. Both individuals have been in isolation since the date of testing. In accordance with privacy laws, no other information about these cases can or will be shared with the public. 

Door County Public Health is actively responding to all cases of COVID 19. You will be contacted if it has been determined that you may have been in close contact with an infected person. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, close contact is defined as being less than 6 feet of a COVID- 19 case for a prolonged period of time; close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a healthcare waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case or having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on). 

Identifying a positive case in Door County is not unexpected. It is also expected that more cases will be identified. Refer to the Door County Situational Report for current case counts. It is important to know that case counts reflect a fraction of the total cases in any county as not all patients with COVID-19 symptoms are tested. 

These cases should serve to remind all of us about the importance of following the CDC Guidelines on social distancing and maintaining good hand washing to prevent the spread of disease. The entire community is urged to support these efforts. Slowing spread of COVID-19 is necessary to keep from overwhelming our health care system and protecting those most at risk of serious illness. 

Travel to and from Door County is highly discouraged. We know that COVID 19 is spreading throughout the United States and Wisconsin. If you choose to return to Door County, Door County Public Health requests that you quarantine for a full 14 days. Although there is no enforceable action regarding travel, Governor Evers “Safer at Home” order prohibits all non-essential travel. 

 

Current Cases in Door County:

2

as of 4/1/2020

Total Tests Performed in Door County:

108

as of 4/1/2020

Total Negative Results Reported in Door County:

49

as of 4/1/2020

Current Cases in Wisconsin:

1550

as of 4/1/2020

Current Cases in United States:

186,101

as of 4/1/2020

 

Please take the “Safer at Home” guidelines seriously.  COVID-19 is spreading throughout Wisconsin.

 

The first case of COVID-19 was reported in Door County on March 30, 2020. Social distancing and hand washing are crucial to slowing the spread. The entire community is urged to support these efforts. Slowing spread of COVID-19 is necessary to keep from overwhelming our health care system and protecting those most at risk of serious illness.

 

DOOR COUNTY

 

STATE OF WISCONSIN

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