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Brown County reports four more coronavirus deaths Wednesday

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Posted at 1:23 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 14:24:55-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) -- As leaders in the Brown County area take measures to respond to the coronavirus outbreak, county health officials reported four new deaths Wednesday related to the virus.

There are now a total of 2,148 coronavirus cases in Brown County, with the Oneida Nation reporting 30. That's 17 new cases in total from Tuesday. The number of deaths related to coronavirus in Brown County is now at 30.

The numbers of tests from two sites in Brown County continues to rise. The Resch tested 554 people and Casa ALBA conducted 448 tests, resulting in a total of 1,002 total for Wednesday. Since opening, 10,779 tests have been conducted total.

Twenty-seven people are currently hospitalized, that's two less than reported Tuesday. There are now 374 people are out of isolation.

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach said during Wednesday's news briefing the county board is extending a declaration originally approved March 18. Streckenbach emphasized this is not another Safer at Home order and doesn't apply to residents and businesses. Instead, Streckenbach said the declaration gives administrators the ability to continue operating with a quick response time and the ability to make decisions to mitigate the coronavirus spread.

As he said, "we're not out of the woods on this."