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5 new COVID-19 cases in Fond du Lac County raises Wisconsin total to 33



MILWAUKEE (AP) — The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Wisconsin has reached 33, after five new cases were reported in Fond du Lac County.

Wisconsin health officials on Sunday reported a total of six new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Fond du Lac County now has the most confirmed cases of any county in the state with 11. The Fond du Lac County Health Department said four of the new patients were exposed to the virus on a river cruise in Egypt.

A total of seven cases have been reported in Milwaukee County and six in Dane County.

Gov. Tony Evers has ordered all of Wisconsin’s K-12 schools to close by the end of the week. Dane County public health officials on Sunday decided to close schools immediately, ban gatherings of 50 or more people and limit restaurants to seat no more than half their capacity.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of victims recover.

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