Rock County drops to ‘low’ level of COVID-19 transmission

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (orange)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells (green) cultured in the lab.

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Rock County’s COVID-19 spread has dropped back to “low” transmission, according to the latest update from local health officials.

According to a release from the Rock County Public Health Department, the county was seeing “high” rates of spread earlier this week but has since seen case spread rates drop.

Statewide, 44 counties were seeing low levels of spread as of Friday.

Health officials in Rock County said residents should still take basic precautions to prevent the spread of the virus, especially as COVID rates continue to vary around the state.