Rusk County COVID report on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020

The Rusk County Health Department announced 30 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Friday,Oct. 16.

There are currently 67 active cases in the county. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, the county has recorded 139 total positive cases with 71 recoveries and one death. There are currently no hospitalizations from COVID in the county.

Rusk County health officials are directing all available staff time to contact tracing and the COVID-19 response and will not be reporting the total negative case count.

"We understand many of you like seeing this number reported, and we’ll start reporting it again as soon as staffing time allows. Thank you for your understanding!," the department posted on its Facebook page.

"It's very important to stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, wash your hands often, physical distance, and wear a fabric face covering if you must go out," county health officials said on Facebook.
If you have questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, call COVID-19 United Way Hotline at 211 or RCPH at 715-532-2299.
Statewide information is available from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) at

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