BAYFIELD COUNTY, WI-- The Bayfield County Health Department has identified a third case of COVID-19 in Bayfield County.
The 70-year-old patient first experienced symptoms of an upset stomach which quickly became a fever, chest pain and shortness of breath.
According to officials, the patient did follow the recommended guidelines and self-isolation.
On March 26th the patient was hospitalized as the symptoms worsened.
There was no travel involved outside the area and there was no contact with any individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.
“The third positive case received today, March 31, 2020, reaffirms the presence of COVID-19 in our community and evidence that community spread is occurring,” said Sara Wartman, Health Officer for Bayfield County.
She went on to state, “This report highlights the importance of following Governor Ever’s ‘Safer at Home’ order. Bayfield County residents must stay home to disrupt the spread of the virus. This is crucial to reducing the spread and flattening the curve.”
The health department is working to complete a comprehensive investigation of cases of COVID-19 and this case is under active investigation.
Anyone identified as potentially at risk will be contacted by the health department.
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