Douglas County has 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases, but more suspected

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Douglas County Public Health officials said Friday there are now five confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county, but at least three other people are presumed to have it and many additional people are being monitored for symptoms.

Officials said while only five positive test results have been returned, three family members of those individuals are symptomatic and believed to have the illness. Because supplies are limited, not everyone is being tested.

All eight people are isolating at home and doing well, according to the county's Department of Health and Human Services. Officials also are monitoring dozens of other people who have been in close contact with them.

Confirmed cases in Wisconsin jumped to 842 statewide as of Friday. The total number of people who tested negative for the illness was 13,140, and 13 people have died.

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