Area COVID-19 cases increase as Lincoln County reports 8th, Oneida confirms 17th

By Jalen Maki

Tomahawk Leader Editor

NORTHERN WISCONSIN – The Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) said on Wednesday, June 17 that an eighth person in the county had tested positive for COVID-19.

On Monday, June 15, the Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) reported the county’s 17th case of the virus.

Lincoln County

The county’s eighth individual to test positive is in their 90s and is expected to have contracted the virus through community transmission, LCHD stated. The individual, who is in isolation, is the first to test positive in Lincoln County since May 27.

LCHD said it has contacted others with whom the individual had close contact with.

Oneida County

On Monday, June 15, OCHD confirmed the county’s 17th case of COVID-19. The individual is in their 30s and is suspected to have contracted the virus by having close contact with a carrier.

Two days earlier, on Saturday, June 13, OCHD stated that a person in their 40s and one under the age of 10 had tested positive for COVID-19. The two are not connected, but both are close contacts of different people who had previously tested positive for the virus, OCHD said.

All three individuals are self-isolating and pose no significant risk of exposure to the general public, according to OCHD. Health officials are contacting others with whom the individuals with positive results had close contact.

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