*Editor’s Note: These numbers are based on data from individual counties and may not reflect the numbers reported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.*
TUESDAY 3/31/2020 11:16 a.m.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says has announced a 72-year-old Milwaukee man has died due to complication of coronavirus.
This increases Milwaukee County’s total coronavirus-related deaths to 11.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services confirmed only five coronavirus-related deaths in Milwaukee County as of Monday, March 30.
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Fond du Lac County confirms second death, state total over 15
MONDAY 3/30/2020 9:28 a.m.
FOND DU LAC CO., Wis. (WFRV) – Fond du Lac County Health officials have confirmed the county’s second death as a result of coronavirus, bringing the state total to nearly 20.
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Ozaukee County reports two more deaths, bringing state total to 14
FRIDAY 3/27/2020 10:56 a.m.
OZAUKEE CO., Wis. (WFRV) – Two more coronavirus-related deaths have been reported in Ozaukee County, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal.
Both individuals were residents at a Grafton senior living facility in which the county’s first coronavirus-related death was reported on March 19.
As of Thursday afternoon, Wisconsin health officials have confirmed over 700 positive cases of coronavirus.
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Iron Co. reports first death, state total now at 12
FRIDAY 3/27/2020 6:40 a.m.
IRON CO., Wis. (WFRV) – Iron County Public Health has confirmed its first death associated to coronavirus – it is also the county’s first confirmed case.
Wisconsin has now reported 12 deaths as a result of coronavirus: one each in Dane, Fond du Lac, Iron, and Ozaukee counties and eight in Milwaukee, including four on Thursday.
As of March 26, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services has reported 707 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
3 more COVID-19 related deaths in Milwaukee Co., state total now at 10
THURSDAY 3/26/2020 3:04 p.m.
MILWAUKEE CO., Wis. (WFRV) – Milwaukee County is reporting three more coronavirus-related deaths Wednesday, bringing the state total to 10.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says the most recent death is a 65-year-old woman from Milwaukee. The woman had been hospitalized since March 21.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office also says a 79-year-old Milwaukee woman who had been hospitalized since March 16, and a 57-year-old West Allis woman who had been hospitalized since March 19 both died of complications from COVID-19, Wednesday.
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports that the state has seen 707 positive cases of coronavirus, including 347 in Milwaukee County alone.
Only three other counties – Dane, Fond du Lac, and Ozaukee, have reported deaths as a result of the coronavirus.
State total climbs as Milwaukee Co. reports 5th death
THURSDAY 3/26/2020 6:00 a.m.
MILWAUKEE CO., Wis. (WFRV) – Milwaukee County has reported its second coronavirus-related death in 24 hours, bringing the county’s total to 5 deaths and the state total to 8.
According to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office, a 57-year-old West Allis woman died at a local hospital from complications of the coronavirus. She had been hospitalized since March 19.
On Wednesday, the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office reported the death of a 60-year-old man who died in his home due to coronavirus complications. Early that day, Dane County reported its first coronavirus death, a patient in their 70s.
As of Wednesday, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services reports Wisconsin has seen 585 positive cases of coronavirus, including 290 in Milwaukee County.
Milwaukee Co. reports 4th death, state total now at 7
WEDNESDAY 3/25/2020 1:30 p.m.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – A fourth coronavirus-related death has been reported in Milwaukee County, bringing the state total to seven. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says they are investigating the death of a 60-year-old man who died in his home.
This comes just hours after Dane County reported its first death. As of Tuesday, Milwaukee County had reported 219 positive cases of coronavirus.
Fond du Lac and Ozaukee counties are currently the only other counties to report a coronavirus-related death.
First death reported in Dane Co., bringing state total to 6
WEDNESDAY 3/25/2020 11:30 a.m.
DANE CO., Wis. (WFRV) – Dane County has reported its first death associated with coronavirus, bringing Wisconsin’s total to six.
According to Public Health Madison & Dane County says the patient was in their late 70s.
“We are saddened by the loss of one of our community members, and we extend our sympathies to their loved ones,” says Janel Heinrich, Director of Public Health Madison & Dane County. “COVID-19 can cause serious health complications and death, especially among older adults and people with chronic health conditions, that’s why it’s important that we all work together to prevent the spread of illness.”
Of Wisconsin’s total deaths, three have been in Milwaukee County, one in Fond du Lac County, and one in Ozaukee County, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. As of Tuesday, March 24, Wisconsin has reported over 450 cases of coronavirus.
Second COVID-19 death confirmed in Milwaukee County, bringing total in state to four
SATURDAY 3/20/2020 11:00 a.m.
MILWAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) — A second coronavirus death has been confirmed in Milwaukee County, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office on Saturday, March 21.
According to the ME’s Office, the 69-year-old man was dealing with a number of other medical-related issues before the coronavirus.
Wisconsin has now seen four deaths due to the coronavirus. The first death was a man in his 50s from Fond Du Lac County. The second death was a man in his 90s from Ozaukee County. The third was a 66-year-old man from Milwaukee County.
Milwaukee County Medical Examiner investigating death due to complications from coronavirus
FRIDAY 3/20/2020 8:25 a.m.
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – Milwaukee County has reported its first death due to complications of the coronavirus.
According to a Friday morning tweet from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office, they are investigating the death of a 66-year-old Milwaukee man. He had reportedly been hospitalized for several days before his death.
This is Wisconsin’s third death due to coronavirus. On Thursday, Governor Tony Evers reported the first two deaths in the state – a man in his 50s in Fond du Lac County and a man in his 90s in Ozaukee County.
As of Thursday afternoon, the Wisconsin Department of Health says Wisconsin has over 150 cases of coronavirus, including two in Brown County considered community spread cases.
Original Story: Governor Evers reports first Wisconsin deaths due to coronavirus
THURSDAY 3/19/2020 7:15 p.m.
MADISON (WFRV) — Together with state health officials at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Gov. Tony Evers confirmed two deaths in Wisconsin due to COVID-19. The first death was a man in his 50s from Fond Du Lac County. The second death was a man in his 90s from Ozaukee County.
“Our hearts go out to all the loved ones affected by these deaths, and to all those suffering from this virus,” said Gov. Evers. “We are committed to fighting the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and I want to recognize the hard work and bravery of our nurses, doctors, state health officials, and all those on the front lines in the effort to save lives. Together we will get through this historic health challenge.”
Working with the Centers for Disease Control and Wisconsin public health officials, Gov. Evers declared a state of emergency on March 12, 2020. This action allowed DHS to use all available resources to respond to and contain the outbreak.
“We are very saddened by the death of these individuals and my heart goes out to the family, community, health providers and public health officials,” said DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm. “We are working nonstop with medical staff across the state to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and help protect the health and safety of Wisconsinites.”
Testing for COVID-19 is being done in Wisconsin through both the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and at the City of Milwaukee Health Department, as well as private labs throughout the state.
According to the state, Wisconsin is prioritizing testing for COVID-19 because of a shortage of ingredients needed to run the tests.
“It is important that we reserve our testing capacity for individuals who are critically ill and healthcare workers on the front lines. This will help us keep our healthcare workforce safe and healthy and help stop the spread of the virus. Many states across the country are grappling with this same problem. We have been working with our partners in the federal government, in the private sector, and our public universities to try to get the ingredients needed to run these tests,” a statement from the office of Governor Evers read.
DHS is working with local and tribal health officers, health care providers, and other partners to adjust the response to COVID-19 as needed. The public should continue to follow simple steps to avoid getting sick, including:
- Frequent and thorough handwashing.
- Covering coughs and sneezes.
- Avoiding touching your face.
- Staying home when able.
- Avoiding gatherings of 10 or more people
- Practicing social distancing.