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Portage County confirms first COVID-19 caseSubmitted: 03/25/2020
Portage County confirms first COVID-19 case
Story By Newswatch 12 Team

PORTAGE COUNTY - One person in Portage County has tested positive for COVID-19 per a media release. 

According to Portage County Public Health, the individuals is currently in isolation and receiving medical care.

County health officials are working to determine how the person may have become infected and is contacting individuals with whom the patient had close contact with.

Portage County Public Health encourages community members to follow Governor Evers' Safer At Home order and practice proper hygiene to avoid getting sick.




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