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Third COVID-19 case confirmed in Wisconsin

Third case of COVID-19 confirmed in Dane County, Wisconsin. Third case of COVID-19 confirmed in Dane County, Wisconsin. |  Photo: WDIO/MGN

Updated: March 10, 2020 11:41 AM

A third case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Wisconsin.

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The state's Department of Health Services (DHS) and Public Health Madison and Dane County made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. The person was exposed while traveling in the United States and is currently isolated in their home. Dane County health officials are working to determine the people who have been in contact with the patient to isolate or quarantine them, as well as administer tests to those who are showing symptoms.

"We are working with our local health departments to make sure everyone who has been in contact with our confirmed cases is notified. We continue to urge state residents to take precautions to avoid illness," said State Health Officer Jeanne Ayers. "As guidance is evolving, it's important for people to monitor the DHS and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites for the latest information and guidance on COVID-19."

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