NORTH SHORE HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTS:
New letter released by Ann Christiansen: http://ow.ly/BSbJ50ySpFp
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Wisconsin Department of Health
Services (WI DHS) and the North Shore Health Department (NSHD), along with other local
health departments are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel
corona virus, COVID-19. For the most current information on the COVID-19, please visit the
CDC’s website on COVID-19 or www.nshealthdept.org.
Cases in Wisconsin are on the rise: As of March 17th, 2020, Wisconsin has 72 confirmed
cases of COVID-19, with 24 being in Milwaukee County and a sizable number of these from
communities in the North Shore area. To demonstrate how quickly this disease is moving
through our community, Milwaukee County reported its first case on Friday, March 13th.
In the last 24 hours, there is evidence of community spread in Milwaukee, Dane and Kenosha
counties. This means that there are people who have tested positive, and it is unknown what
their exposures have been. They have had no exposures to a known case and have not
traveled to a location where there is community transmission.
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