Wisconsin resident with coronavirus is resident of Dane County

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin resident who has the new coronavirus is a resident of Dane County.

According to a news release from Public Health Madison & Dane County, the individual recently returned from China and went immediately from the airport to the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

The release said they were tested for coronavirus and have been isolated at home since then and are doing “well.”

The person is still in isolation at home and will remain there until testing shows they no longer have coronavirus, according to PHMDC.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said in a press conference, “Given what we have seen in other parts of the globe, it’s reasonable to assume that today’s new will not be the last positive case.”

Dr. Nasia Safdar, UW Health’s medical director of infection control, said that when medical staff handle patients who may have the coronavirus, they are “fully garbed up in gown, gloves, eye protection, face masks and an N-95 respirator.”

Safdar also said there are currently vaccinations that are going to clinical trials soon to treat the virus.

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway also stated in a press conference that the risk to the rest of the residents Dane County remains low.