What is considered an outbreak?

The state of Wisconsin defines what is considered an outbreak. Meeting the threshold of an outbreak is a marker in our response where Public Health begins to work closely with an organization to ensure that control measures are in place to prevent further spread of the disease. For businesses, this threshold is when 2 or more people test positive and have an epidemiological link. Because individuals at long term care facilities are especially susceptible to COVID-19, the threshold for these facilities is when one person tests positive.

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1. Where is the best place to find COVID-19 data?
2. Why is the COVID-19 data on the St. Croix County website and other websites different?
3. If a person tests positive more than once for COVID-19, how is that represented in the data?
4. What is a probable case? How are they recorded?
5. What is considered an outbreak?
6. How are deaths due to COVID-19 reported?