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West Allis woman dies from COVID-19 complications

WEST ALLIS — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday, March 26 reported the death of a 57-year-old West Allis woman. The woman, identified as Sheila Staten, died at the hospital on Wednesday, March 25 from complications of COVID-19.

According to the medical examiner’s report, Staten was admitted to the hospital on Thursday, March 19 with dyspnea, fever, and cough. She was diagnosed with COVID-19.

The report indicated that during treatment, she developed kidney failure, and then, multiple organ failure. A doctor stated that she had been ill for two weeks.

Staten’s daughter told officials that her mother had traveled to Texas and Arkansas three weeks  ago, but had not been around anyone ill that she was aware of.

Coronavirus-related deaths in Wisconsin (in chronological order based on when they were reported) 

  • Man in his 50s in Fond Du Lac County: Death confirmed by Gov. Evers on March 19
  • Robert Blackbird, 91, resident of Village Pointe Commons in Grafton/Ozaukee County: Death confirmed by Gov. Evers on March 19

Robert Blackbird

  • Lawrence Riley, 66 in Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner on March 20

Lawrence Riley

  • Lenard Wells, 69 in Milwaukee County (retired MPD lieutenant): Death reported by medical examiner on March 21
Lenard Wells

Lenard Wells

  • Roderick Crape, 54 in Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner on March 23
Roderick Crape

Roderick Crape

  • Woman in her 70s in Dane County: Death reported by health officials on March 25
  • Man in his 60s in Milwaukee County (Milwaukee Public Schools employee): Death reported by medical examiner on March 25
  • Sheila Staten, 57, in West Allis/Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner on March 26
  • Woman, 79, in Milwaukee/Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner on March 26
  • Woman, 65, in Milwaukee/Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner March 26
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