In their daily update on Wednesday, March 25, Sheboygan County Health and Human Services reported one new confirmed case of coronavirus in Sheboygan County. The new case has no recent international travel history, or known contact with any of the existing 6 cases, which indicates community spread. With today’s addition, there have been seven total confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county. Two of the confirmed cases have recovered and the remaining five are considered active. According to the numbers reported to Sheboygan County Health and Human Services, there have been 61 additional tests completed in the county that were negative.
The latest case comes on the first day of Governor Tony Evers’ Safer At Home order that closed “non-essential” businesses, and other public gathering places. The order is expected to be in effect until at least 8 a.m. on April 24. Due to a lack of vaccine, or drug to combat the virus, the best way to slow its spread is through physical distancing. The Safer At Home order was made to try to further enforce physical distancing in the interest of public health. It has generally taken 10 to 14 days before similar measures began to have an apparent impact on infection rates. At the time of writing, Wisconsin is reporting 585 confirmed cases of the virus.
Sheboygan County Division of Public Health is continuing to work to keep the community safe and informed. They will provide daily updates and necessary guidance related to coronavirus in Sheboygan County. You can find their press releases here.