Marathon County COVID cases now total seven
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – The Marathon County Public Health Department is confirming that three additional persons have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total case count in Marathon County to seven.
Of the new reported cases, one person is hospitalized, and the two others are close contacts to a case reported earlier.
“This is an indication that we have community spread and need every person to practice social distancing to stop the spread of COVID19,” said Judy Burrows, public information officer for the Marathon County Health Department. “We have community spread in our area and we recommend all residents follow the Governor’s Emergency Order #12 and stay safe at home and limit travel to essential travel only.”
“It is more important than ever that individuals do not go into public places for anything but the essentials. The essential supplies include groceries, medicine, gas, and other items needed to maintain a safe home. Shopping trips should be done once per week or less. Plan ahead, make a list of needed items, send only one person per household, and limit your time in the store to reduce your risk. Always practice social distancing and hand washing after your shopping. Essential travel is to obtain supplies, travel for health care, and travel to work if you work for an essential business,” the release added.