RACINE COUNTY — Racine County has now seen its first COVID-19 death after a man in his 70s passed away Friday.
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"Today is a heartbreaking day for all of Racine County. We send our deepest condolences to his family members and friends, and our hearts are with all those who are battling this extremely dangerous disease," said Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave.
As of Friday afternoon, Racine County has 46 confirmed cases of COVID-19. However, according to Racine County, 46 is likely too low a number. With every one positive test result, there are likely several others showing slight symptoms who never get tested due to current testing conditions.
"We are so saddened by this death and our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, and community," said Margaret Gesner, Health Officer for the Central Racine County Health Department.
So far, Wisconsin has seen 44 deaths with that number expected to continue rising.