State health officials say of two pending coronavirus cases: 1 is negative, 1 still pending
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, Mar. 3, with state political leaders and health officials to discuss what is being done to manage coronavirus in Wisconsin.
“We want to continue to stress that the risk to the public remains low in Wisconsin,” Jeanne Ayers, State Health Officer, said.
So far, one person in Wisconsin has been diagnosed with the virus but has since recovered.
“We were all relieved last Friday to learn that the one confirmed patient that we have been following for a number of weeks has been released from isolation and is doing well,” Ayers said.
Nineteen Wisconsin residents were under investigation, but coronavirus results came back negative. One test result is still pending.
In Milwaukee, Mayor Tom Barrett says the city is in daily communication with state officials and the CDC.
“Clearly we don’t want to have it here, but we’re preparing to have it here,” Mayor Barrett said.
“This means faster results for patients in Wisconsin who meet testing criteria,” Dr. Allen Batemen with the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, said.
In Mequon, local company Altapure says they are being contacted by countries around the world who are interested in their virus-killing device called the AP-4.
“We’re able to disinfect a room floor to ceiling and all the surfaces,” Caroline Kochelek, Altapure Director of Sales and Marketing, said. “It’s clean, it doesn’t damage equipment, it doesn’t damage electronics. It is completely safe.”
Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport says they are also following guidelines from the Milwaukee Health Department and the CDC.
They confirm the airport has no nonstop flights to China, Italy, or any other country that is heavily impacted by the virus.