COVID-19 Information

 SAWYER COUNTY COVID-19 STATISTICS

Wednesday, August  5, 2020

Positive Cases:  51

Recovered Cases:  24

Ever Hospitalized:  3

Deaths:  0

Negative Cases:  2,661

August 5, 2020 - Case Numbers 45 - 51 were confirmed. 

August 4, 2020 - Case Numbers 42-44 were confirmed. 

August 3, 2020 - Case Numbers 38 - 41 were confirmed. 

August 1, 2020 - Case Numbers 36 and 37 were confirmed. 

July 31, 2020 - Case Numbers 33-35 were confirmed. 

July 30, 2020 - Case Number 32 was confirmed. 

July 29, 2020 - Case Numbers 27-31 were confirmed. 

July 28, 2020 - Case number 26 was confirmed. 

July 27, 2020 - Over the weekend four more cases were confirmed bringing out total to 25.  

July 24, 2020 - Case number 21 was confirmed. 

July 23, 2020 - Case number 20 was confirmed. 

July 17, 2020 - Case Number 18 and 19 were confirmed. 

July 16, 2020 - Case number 16 and 17 were confirmed. 

July 9, 2020 - Case number 15 was confirmed. If you have been watching our numbers you will note that we have identified three new positive cases in the last three days.  This is not unexpected given that Safer at Home is rescinded and people are trying to get back to connecting with one another.  

The good news is that our most recent positive cases in Sawyer County were not at any establishments or events during the infectious phase.  This really helped at reducing close contacts. 

Our recommendations continue to be physical distancing, wearing masks when not able to physically distance and washing hands frequently! 

July 8, 2020 - Case number 14 was confirmed.

July 7, 2020 - Case number 13 was confirmed. 

June 26, 2020 - Two more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed bringing our total positive cases to 12.

June 25, 2020 - Hospitals and surgery centers are testing patients for COVID-19 prior to bringing them into their buildings for procedures.  The 10th of case of COVID-19 in Sawyer County had no symptoms but was found during this type of testing experience.  As we do with everyone, close contacts have been identified and informed. 

June 9, 2020 - A ninth (9th) case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Sawyer County today. Close contacts are very limited and have all been notified.   

May 28, 2020 - It was confirmed that a resident living in Water’s Edge Care Center in Hayward has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This is the facility’s first case and a direct result of proactive facility wide testing that was performed last week as part of a statewide goal to test all nursing home residents and staff in the month of May.


GENERAL INFORMATION

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Health Screening Hotline for COVID-19 (click here for news release)

Health Screening

A Sawyer County Community COVID-19 Screening Hotline has expanded days of operation and will now be open 7 days per week from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The purpose of this hotline is to help identify people in our community who may be appropriate for coronavirus testing. All individuals who have any of the following respiratory symptoms: cough, fever or shortness of breath should call the hotline at 715-934-4518.

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Symptoms

  • Primary Symptoms of COVID-19:
    • Runny nose
    • Sore throat
    • Dry Cough
    • Fever or chills
    • Shortness of breath or troubles breathing
    • Body or muscle aches
    • Fatigue
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea

Monitor Any Symptoms: 

If your illness is worsening (for example, if you have difficulty breathing), seek medical attention, but call first if you can.

  • Call your doctor before going in: Before going to the doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead if you can and tell them your symptoms. They will tell you what to do.
  • If possible, take your temperature twice a day with a thermometer. A fever is typically a temperature of 100.4°F or greater. If you do not have a thermometer, symptoms of fever may including feeling unusually hot for no reason, having chills or having the sweats.
  • Wear a facemask: If possible, put on a facemask before you enter the building. If you can’t put on a facemask, try to keep a safe distance from other people—at least 6 feet away. This will help protect the people in the office or waiting room.
  • Follow care instructions from your health care provider and local health department: Your local health authorities will give instructions on checking your symptoms and reporting information.

Testing Guidelines

  • Sawyer County COVID-19 Screening Hotline
    • The Sawyer County Community COVID-19 Screening Hotline has expanded days of operation and will now be open 7 days per week from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The purpose of this hotline is to help identify people in our community who may be appropriate for coronavirus testing.
    • All individuals who have any of the following respiratory symptoms: cough, fever or shortness of breath should call the hotline at 715-934-4518. A healthcare professional will ask you a series of questions to determine if testing is appropriate. This does not replace the need for you to call your clinic or go to the Emergency Room if you need immediate medical attention.
    • If you are designated for testing, an appointment will be made for you and instructions will be provided on where to report for curbside testing. Lac Courte Oreilles tribal members and tribal employees will be scheduled for curbside testing at the LCO Health Center and all other county residents will be scheduled at Hayward Area Memorial Hospital’s medical campus.  Appointments are required for COVID-19 curbside testing. Individuals arriving without an appointment will be directed to call the Screening Hotline.
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    Phone: (715) 634-4806

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