Forest County Public Health officials have confirmed an additional person has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) for a total of 61 cases in Forest County. The individual is isolating at a residence outside of Forest County. No further information will be released to protect the confidentiality of the individual. County health officials and local partners are contacting others with whom the individual who tested positive had close contact with. As of today, Forest County has 1,708 negative test results and 8 pending. There are currently 2 active cases, 55 released from isolation, and 4 deaths.
The Forest County Health Department encourages community members to minimize their contact with others by staying home when possible, practice physical distancing and good personal hygiene, wear a mask or cloth face covering, and stay alert for symptoms of COVID-19. If you are experiencing any symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please contact your health care provider and ask to be tested.
In an effort to keep our community members up to date on COVID-19, the Forest County Health Department will continue to update our Facebook page daily and local newspapers weekly with current COVID-19 case counts. This will include the number of negative and positive cases in Forest County. Please call our office at 715-478-3371 with any questions or concerns.