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Bayfield County reports 2nd case of COVID-19

A second case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Bayfield County. A second case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Bayfield County. |  Photo: ABC News

Updated: March 26, 2020 11:58 AM

Bayfield County announced Thursday that they have a second confirmed case of COVID-19, and that it is the first case of community spread.

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The lab-confirmed case did not have a history of travel or contact with a known positive case.

“This report provides even more reason to take Governor Evers’ ‘Safer at Home’ order seriously,” said Sara Wartman, Public Health Officer for Bayfield County. “We fully expect to see additional cases of the virus in the county but hope that our outreach and guidance is helping to convince county residents to stay home to disrupt the spread of the virus. This is crucial to reducing the spread and flattening the curve.”

The first case was announced last week, and it was a high school student.

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