According to the daily update from the Wisconsin Department of Health website, the new total number of COVID-19 cases in the state has reached 457, with five confirmed deaths due to the outbreak.

The majority of the cases continue to be in the southern portion of the state, although one case was reported in Marathon County, as well as one in Bayfield County and four in Douglas County in the northwestern part of the state.

Vilas and Oneida counties continue to have no reported cases, but caution is still urged. Residents should continue to exercise good personal hygiene skills including frequent, thorough hand washing, as well as social distancing of at least 6 feet and no direct physical contact.

According to a release on March 20 from the Vilas County Board of Supervisors, any visitors or second homeowners who have recently traveled to the area are to immediately self-isolate for 14 days. The board also reminds second homeowners that they should stay at their full-time homes during this outbreak, as Vilas County has a very limited health-care infrastructure as well as a high percentage of senior citizens who are more susceptible to the disease.