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By Shereen Siewert

Marathon County is confirming a second case of COVID-19, in a news release on Sunday.

The person is currently isolated.

County health officials are working to determine how the person may have become infected and “we are assuming there may be community spread,” the release stated. No data have been released that shows how many tests are pending or negative in Marathon County.

“Community spread” means spread of an illness for which the source of infection is unknown, according to the CDC.

Health department staff will be contacting individuals on Sunday and Monday who have come in close contact with the person.

This will be an ongoing case investigation.

See the full release below.

UPDATE: Coronavirus cases now at 1,063 in Wisconsin; 17 dead

Symptoms of COVID-19 to watch for include cough, fever, or shortness of breath or other respiratory symptoms.  Contact your healthcare provider for instructions before going to a clinic. Anyone with symptoms is urged to call the clinic or hospital before going to help protect others. 

2020-03-29 Second MarathonCo COVID19 case

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