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Public Health Officer Reports Covid Surging at LCO

Submitted by Gary Girard

LCO Health Center Director

LCO Public Health Officer

Editor’s Note: The following report was as of Friday, Nov. 12.

LCO currently has 75 active covid-19 cases. We tested 26 positives for the week and as of 10 a.m. today we had 4 more positives. See message below from Sawyer County. We are currently 3 times higher than the state average. This may be due in part to large gatherings and community members not following CDC guidelines of wearing a face mask, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings, hand washing, and sanitizing. Remember the Delta Variant is more transmissible than previous variants. When someone in the home gets infected, the rest of the family is susceptible to infection as well. Gary Girard, LCO Public Health Officer.

Editor’s Note: The following report was on Monday, Nov. 15.

We are in a current major Covid spike with 15 positive cases TODAY and over 70 in the last 2 weeks, most of the cases are unvaccinated and some who have been vaccinated are either partially or it has been more than 6 months since their second shot!

Please practice social distancing, masking and handwashing. If it has been more than six months since your second shot, please get your booster. If you have not been vaccinated, please start your series ASAP!

Call LCO Community Health Center for your vaccine: 715-638-5100.

Sawyer COVID-19 Numbers for 11/12/21:

2557 confirmed cases (2374 recovered, 147 active, 34 died, 2 died-other causes) 131 ever hospitalized

296 probable cases (238 recovered, 55 active, 3 died) 8 ever hospitalized

Sawyer County is in the red risk level with a rising seven day average of 146.7 cases/100,000 population (chart below). Wisconsin also continues in the red risk level with a rising seven day average of 51.8 cases/100,000 (data current through 11/11/21).

Later today, Wisconsin will report the state had 3814 cases and 18 deaths yesterday, for a total of 921,219 cases and 9,679 deaths. There are a total of 46,570 who have ever been hospitalized for COVID-19 in the state.

Julie McCallum, MPH, RN

Public Health Nurse

Sawyer County Health and Human Services

Work Cell: 715.934.9042


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