Two Positive Cases Identified Through Community Testing, Local Health System
Wood County Health Department – On Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 the National Guard assisted the Wood County Health Department to provide community testing in Wisconsin Rapids for individuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and frontline workers with or without symptoms.
The Wisconsin State Emergency Operation Center and National Guard were instrumental in both making this testing available and administering the tests.
Over the course of the two days, 267 people were tested and results have been processed on the majority of these tests. One new positive case was identified in Wood County and three positive cases identified in neighboring counties through the Wisconsin Rapids drive-through testing.
In addition to the one Wood County positive identified through National Guard testing, another positive test was identified through a local health system. A total of 985 Wood County residents have now been tested for COVID-19, with four of those tests resulting positive. One of the four positive cases is currently symptomatic and isolated at home.
Two have recovered and one remains asymptomatic. The asymptomatic patient is also isolating at home and monitoring for symptoms. Contact tracing is underway for both new positive cases.
For a current listing of community testing sites visit dhs.wisconsin.gov/testing.