Burnett County Health Department

Burnett County Public Health is confirming three additional Burnett County residents have died of complications from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) since Monday.

“To date, we have had a total of 10 Burnett County residents die as a result of complications from coronavirus disease,” the health department said, and asked for the community to help in expressing their deepest sympathy to the families.

As of November 19, Burnett County has 659 positive cases of COVID-19. The health department continues to post updated numbers to the Burnett County Public Health Facebook page Monday through Friday. Further county level data can be found at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/county.htm.

“Everyone can do their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19,” the health department, which suggests that people commit to the following:

> Avoid social gatherings with anyone other than people who live in your home (no playdates, dinner parties, sleepovers, large family dinners, individual visitors). Avoid large gatherings.

> Practice physical distancing from others, staying 6 feet apart. Follow the statewide face covering order. Information on the order can be found at https://evers.wi.gov/Pages/Home.aspx.

> Wash hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

> Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

> Avoid touching your face.

> If you get sick, call your hospital/doctor before going in.

“Now more than ever, we need for our community to follow the recommendations listed above,” the health department said. “We have seen a severe rise in positive cases not only in Burnett County but in the state as a whole. Protect what is important to you. We all play a vital role in helping to keep our loved ones, our community and ourselves safe.”

For further details on how to make safer choices: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/protect.htm.

For more information on COVID-19 call 211 or visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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