Lincoln County Reports 6th and 7th COVID-19 Cases
On Wednesday night, May 27, the Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) confirmed a 6th and 7th case of COVID-19 in Lincoln County. Both individuals are in their 60’s and are expected to have become infected through exposure to a person with COVID-19 during travel. Individuals are in isolation and LCHD has contacted others with whom the cases had close contact with.
People with confirmed infections have a range of symptoms, from little to no symptoms to being severely sick and dying. Symptoms may include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, fatigue, body or muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell and loss of taste. It’s important to remember that COVID-19 can be
spread to others even if a person does not have symptoms. LCHD encourages anyone with symptoms to get tested
Lincoln County residents should practice physical distancing and good personal hygiene. In addition, everyone should continue to:
● Frequently and thoroughly wash hands with soap and water.
● Cover coughs and sneezes.
● Avoid touching your face.
● Stay home when sick.
● Avoid large gatherings and crowds.
● Utilize cloth face coverings when physical/social distancing is difficult to do.
LCHD will continue to update our Facebook page Monday – Friday, with current COVID-19 case counts. This is a
rapidly evolving situation. For the latest information about COVID-19 in Lincoln County visit: https://co.lincoln.wi.us/covid19 or follow us on Facebook. You can also visit the CDC’s website or the DHS website.