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Barron County Public Health is reporting the seventh COVID-19 related death. The individual was in their late 70’s with underlying health conditions.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to all who are touched by this loss, said Health Officer Laura Sauve. “We need everyone’s help to protect those most vulnerable in our community. Please, stay home when you are sick, wear your masks, wash your hands and stay six feet away from people who don’t live in your home.”

Cases in Wisconsin and Barron County are rising at an alarming rate. Public Health urges community members to help to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms and call your doctor to be tested. Keep children home from school with any signs of illness. Wear a mask when in public and wash your hands often. Avoid any unnecessary travel and do not gather with those who do not live in your home. Businesses are strongly encouraged to follow guidance from the Wisconsin Economic Development Cooperation (WEDC).

Testing for COVID-19 is available at all local clinics. If you get sick, stay home and call your doctor before going in. Symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you have questions about COVID-19, please dial 2-1-1. You can also text COVID-19 to 211-211. For the latest information, follow Barron County Public Health on Facebook or visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website.

Last Update: Oct 27, 2020 2:10 pm CDT

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