79-year-old Milwaukee woman dies of complications from COVID-19; 10 coronavirus deaths statewide

Posted: 2:00 PM, Mar 26, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-26 16:40:38-04
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MILWAUKEE -- A 79-year-old Milwaukee woman died of complications from COVID-19 Thursday,the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said.

The woman had been hospitalized since March 16.

The woman is the sixth coronavirus-related death in Milwaukee County and the ninth overall in the State of Wisconsin. Earlier Thursday, a 57-year-old West Allis woman also died of the disease.

The other three coronavirus deaths in Wisconsin have been in Dane, Fond du Lac, and Ozaukee Counties.

Wisconsin health officials also reported another jump in the number of positive COVID-19 tests Thursday.

57-year-old woman dies from coronavirus complications, according to medical examiner

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Thursday reported 707 positive cases of the coronavirus. That's more than 120 cases since Wednesday, when 585 positive tests were reported.

Milwaukee County has the most cases, 347, followed by Dane County with 114.

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Coronavirus in Wisconsin

Confirmed cases: 1,288 (as of Monday evening)

Deaths: 23

Negative tests: 15,856

More information: COVID-19 on the Wisconsin DHS website

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