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Fourth confirmed case of coronavirus in Brown County

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 19:03:54-04

BROWN COUNTY (NBC 26) -- A fourth case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Brown County, health officials announced Wednesday evening.

So far, the cases in Brown County include a man in his mid-50s who traveled domestically; he has recovered and has been released from quarantine as of Wednesday.

Cases also include a woman in her 70s, who health authorities say contracted the virus through community spread; she remains in self-quarantine. Another woman in her 70s who traveled domestically also remains in self-quarantine.

The fourth case is a young adult woman who traveled domestically; she remains in self-quarantine as well.

“Younger people, particularly those who are ages 18 to 30, are not immune to COVID-19,” said Debbie Armbruster, Health Officer for De Pere Health Department. “Anyone can contract COVID-19. It’s important for everyone, including young and healthy people, to practice social distancing.”

The health departments want everyone to know that the best way to slow the spread of the virus is social distancing. Brown County residents can continue to follow simple steps to avoid getting sick:

· Frequent and thorough handwashing with soap and water

· Do not leave your home unless it is essential

· Cover coughs and sneezes

· Limit gatherings to 10 people or less