In two Wisconsin counties the number of cases is up from one infected person to four. It is unlikely that the outbreak will recur. The vast majority of infected people are in the same counties.
Hospitals are treating more victims in the last two days. Health care workers who work in hospital isolation rooms and those who have been treating patients are under constant watch. Some tests for the virus were positive at Dane County Public Health Waukesha Regional Health Center in Milwaukee, Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Health Center in Eau Claire, Green Bay Regional Health Center in Milwaukee, Menomonie Regional Health Center in Milwaukee, and Bayfield Regional Health in Eau Claire.
The number of confirmed cases in Wisconsin is down from the previous week, the most recent week where cases were reported.
The majority of cases in all three counties involve residents of a single state or county. Cases in Wisconsin continue to be isolated to the same individuals , from the same populations, most likely because the outbreak originated in one state.
While there is not yet much new news to report, health officials are hoping that by adding blood tests, they will be able to track the actual outbreak outbreak rate up as the outbreak progresses.
It is too early to put any numbers on the number of illnesses but based on the number of medical staff working at the hospitals in addition to the number of people already being tested, it is reasonable to expect the actual number of positive cases to be very high and to continue rising.
One person is in intensive care and another in stable condition. The hospital will be keeping staff at the affected hospitals on the lookout for more test results. More information would be announced later today, but currently it looks like the situation remains safe and under control.