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By Wausau Pilot and Review

A 65-year-old Vilas County man tested positive for COVID-19, marking the county’s first confirmed case, officials said Wednesday.

The patient is hospitalized in stable condition. Health officials say the man had recent out-of-state travel.

People who could have had close contact with the man will be contacted by the Vilas County Health Department.