Over the last 30 days the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Burnett County has tripled, going from 30 cases in mid-August to over 90 cases today.
Burnett County Public Health announced Wednesday afternoon 97 total lab confirmed positive cases, three COVID-19 related deaths, 44 recovered cases, with 290 cases being monitored and over 2,300 negative tests results.
The department also alerted the public to two potential COVID-19 exposure sites in Burnett County. Crow Bar and Lily Lake Tavern in Webster were identified as exposure sites from Sept. 2 through Sept. 5.
“If you were at this location during the provided dates AND are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, stay home, do not go to work and contact a healthcare provider to be tested,” a press release stated. “The potential exposure means that an individual or individuals that tested positive for COVID- 19 were at the location on the dates/times given, and you may have been exposed.”
Symptoms may develop 2-14 days after exposure, so please continue to monitor yourself. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or Runny nose
- Nausea or Vomiting
The Wisconsin Department of Health (DHS) has released data on where the cases are according to census tracts. The public can go on this site and see where the cases are www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/cases-map.htm.
According to the DHS a majority of Burnett County cases are in the eastern and northern region of the county.
Six census tracts make up Burnett County. Tracts with less than four cases are suppressed, so only tracts with five or more cases show up with having positive COVID-19 cases.
According to the Wisconsin DHS database, two tracts in eastern Burnett County have data available. One tract, 9704, which compromises the northeast corner of the county, including the Village of Webster, Webb Lake and parts of Danbury, has 20 positive cases.
The other tract is 9706 just south of 9704 and includes Hertel, Dewey and Roosevelt. There are 25 positive cases in this tract.
The DHS says 1,950 people live in tract 9706 with 3,838 living in 9704.
Another tract 9707 has 17 cases. This tract stretches the length of the county from Danbury encompassing the Yellow Lake and Clam Lake to the Polk County Line in the Village of Siren.
Over the last month that database has grown as more and more cases arise across the state.