Two Wisconsin labs ready to test for coronavirus

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has furnished two state labs with the ability to test for the new strain of coronavirus.

Officials said both the Milwaukee Health Department and UW-Madison now have the capability to check swabs for Covid-19, the virus responsible for outbreaks around the globe.

The labs have the ability to test hundreds of patients.

The nations worst hit include China, South Korea, Italy, Iran and Japan.

DHS is preparing to switch from containing the disease to controlling the spread should it begin to disseminate in the community.

Thus far, testing confirmed only one person had the virus in Dane County. Health officials recently released that person from isolation after they tested negative for the virus.

To read more go to WKOW

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