Vernon County confirmed cases at 47

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

In the most recent update given by the Vernon County Health Department, it was announced that Vernon County now has 47 confirmed positive cases and two probable cases as of Monday. A case is determined to be "probable" if it meets clinical criteria and epidemiologic evidence with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19; meets presumptive laboratory evidence and either clinical criteria or epidemiologic evidence; or meets vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19. Important to note, however, is that of the total cases only two are currently active.

Ten of the total cases were travel related; 26 were from close contact; and 13 of them are unknown. Of the total tests administered in Vernon County, 2,339 were negative tests.

If you feel like you may have been exposed, monitor for signs or symptoms for 14 days. If you develop any symptoms contact your primary care provider or urgent care for further evaluation and testing. Symptoms include:

Cough

Fever

Shortness of breath

Chills

Muscle aches

Sore throat

New loss of taste or smell

Individuals should continue to practice social distancing, when social distancing cannot be maintained wear a mask or face covering to take additional precautions. Always remember to clean/disinfect any high touched surfaces, wash their hands with soap and water routinely, use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available and avoid touching your face (especially eyes, nose and mouth).

Call before going to a clinic, urgent care, or ER if you feel you need to be evaluated.

Close contact means six feet or less for 15 minutes or more with a positive case.