posted Jul 30, 2020, 10:44 AM by News Room
Thursday, July 30 -- Barron County Health Department authorities are working with Seneca Foods to contain a COVID-19 outbreak at the company's plant in Cumberland. County spokesperson Sara Turner said the number of affected employees will be released when final figures are available. Seneca said it is identifying people who are positive or asymptomatic as quickly as possible and ensuring they get the care they need. Employees who test positive are being isolated and monitored.
Statewide, another 870 new cases were reported yesterday, bringing Wisconsin's total to 51,049. In the six-county region of Barron, Polk, Burnett, Rusk, Sawyer and Washburn counties, the total reported by the state is at 317, with 7 deaths. Milwaukee County is the only one in the state with cases in excess of 4,000. Milwaukee's total of 18,769 represents more than one-third of the state's total.