Rock County has 3rd confirmed case of COVID-19

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JANESVILLE, Wis. (WTVO) — The Rock County Sheriff’s Office announced on Monday that another person within the county has tested positive for coronavirus over the weekend.

The Rock County Health Department said the patient had no known travel to an affected area.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is ordering the closure of all non-essential businesses starting Tuesday due to the coronavirus outbreak.

He’s also urging people to stay at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus that has killed four people in the state and infected at least nearly 400.

Evers tweeted Monday that he would be signing the order on Tuesday.

It comes after Evers already ordered K-12 schools and a host of other businesses closed, including bars, restaurants and hair salons, and limited gatherings to no more than 10 people.

The newer, tighter restriction mirrors what other states have done, including neighboring Illinois.

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