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Coronavirus cases continue to fluctuate in Fond du Lac County.

As of Friday, Fond du Lac County had 12,522 total confirmed coronavirus cases with 54 active COVID-19 cases, according to the Fond du Lac County Health department.

The number of total confirmed cases is up 33 from a week earlier, while active cases are down by 10.

Fond du Lac County also reported 113 COVID-19 deaths as of Friday, an increase of zero from the previous week.

Additionally, there was one person hospitalized with coronavirus as of Friday, an increase of zero from the previous week, according to the health department.

While the Fond du Lac County Health Department is encouraged by Wisconsin receiving shipments of the vaccine and beginning distribution, Health Officer Kim Mueller says the actions people take will remain important to mitigating the virus’ spread.

“It’s important that we don’t let our guards down yet,” Fond du Lac County Health Officer Kim Mueller said in a press release. “We are moving in the right direction, however, we are not at that point where we can lighten up on the strategies that we know work to reduce the spread of this virus.”

The Fond du Lac County Health Department strongly recommends community members practice the following public health recommendations:

  • Wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose when out in public, unless unable to wear one for medical reasons.
  • Practice physical distancing by staying 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
  • Get vaccinated as soon as it is available to you.

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