3rd COVID Death, First in Milwaukee



By Jonathon Sadowski

March 20, 2020

Victim was a 66-year-old Milwaukee man.

A 66-year-old Milwaukee man has died from the coronavirus, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office announced Friday morning.

The man’s death is the third in Wisconsin and first in Milwaukee. Gov. Tony Evers announced late Thursday that the state’s first two deaths were recorded that day, a man in his 50s in Fond du Lac County and a man in his 90s in Ozaukee County.

The Milwaukee man was hospitalized for several days before he died, the Medical Examiner’s Office said. The announcement did not contain more information and a representative at the Medical Examiner’s Office could not immediately be reached.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the man had an “extensive medical history.”

Milwaukee County currently leads the state in confirmed coronavirus cases. As of Friday morning, the county reported 88 cases, an increase of 26 over Thursday’s count. There were at least 157 confirmed cases throughout the state early Friday.




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