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Milwaukee County man dies from COVID-19; 12 deaths in Wisconsin

Three Milwaukee County women and one man died as a result of the novel coronavirus, the Milwaukee County medical examiner reported Thursday, March 26, with a total of 11 deaths statewide; eight of them in Milwaukee County.

The medical examiner reported the death of a 79-year-old Milwaukee woman on Thursday afternoon. The woman died at the hospital from complications of COVID-19. She had been hospitalized since March 16.

The medical examiner said the 79-year-old woman had a medical Milwaukee News history that included diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, and stroke.

Later Thursday afternoon, the medical examiner reported the death of a 65-year-old woman who had been hospitalized since March 21 and died at the hospital.

The medical examiner reported the death of a 69-year-old man Thursday as well. He had been hospitalized since Wednesday, March 25.

On Wednesday night, the medical examiner reported the death of a 57-year-old West Allis woman, identified as Sheila Staten, died at the hospital Wednesday from complications of COVID-19. According to the medical examiner’s reports, Staten was admitted Press Release Distribution Services In Milwaukee to Froedtert Hospital a week before her death with a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Complications arose during her stay, including kidney failure. Staten had pre-existing medical conditions, the medical examiner said.

Governor Tony Evers reminded residents to take this seriously, and follow the guidelines outlined in his “Safer at Home” order.

“Issuing a Safer at Home order isn’t something I thought we’d have to do,” said Governor Evers. “We need to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve to ensure our doctors, nurses and health care workers have the opportunity to do their important work.”

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