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72-year-old Milwaukee man dies from complications of COVID-19

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office say a 72-year-old Milwaukee man died Tuesday morning, March 31 at a local hospital from complications of COVID-19. There have been a total of 24 deaths in Wisconsin.

The total positive cases of coronavirus in Wisconsin rose to 1,312 on Tuesday, March 31.

COVID-19 related deaths in Wisconsin

  • Man in his 50s in Fond Du Lac County: Death confirmed by Gov. Evers on March 19
  • 91-year-old Robert Blackbird at Village Pointe Commons in Grafton in Ozaukee County: Death confirmed by Gov. Evers on March 19

Robert Blackbird

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

Lawrence Riley

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

Lenard Wells

Lenard Wells

  • 54-year-old Roderick Crape 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
  • 60-year-old Ralph Davis in Milwaukee County (MPS employee): Death reported by medical examiner on March 25
  • 57-year-old Sheila Staten in West Allis/Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner on March 26
  • 79-year-old Callie Roundtree in Milwaukee/Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner on March 26
  • 65-year-old Carolyn Johnson in Milwaukee/Milwaukee County: Death reported by the medical examiner on March 26
  • 69-year-old Tommie Lee Loving in Milwaukee/Milwaukee County (at VA Hospital): Death reported by the medical examiner on March 26
  • Patient/age unknown in Iron County: Death reported on March 26
  • 82-year-old Gail Kutz at Village Pointe Commons in Ozaukee County: Death reported by Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department on March 27

Gail Kutz

Gail Kutz

  • 87-year-old Kenneth Going at Village Pointe Commons in Ozaukee County: Death reported by Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department on March 27

Kenneth Going

Kenneth Going

  • Patient/age unknown in Sauk County: Death reported by Department of Health Services on March 27
  • 55-year-old Nola Boyd in Milwaukee/Milwaukee County: Death reported by the medical examiner on March 27
  • Patient/age unknown in Waupaca County: Death reported by Waupaca County health officials on March 28
  • 71-year-old Robert Jackson in Milwaukee/Milwaukee County: Death reported by medical examiner on March 29
  • Patient in 50s in Washington County (Waukesha County employee): Death reported by Washington County health officials on March 29
  • Man/age unknown in Fond du Lac County: Death reported by Fond du Lac County health officials on March 30
  • Patient/age unknown in Ozaukee County: Death reported by Washington Ozaukee Health officials on March 30
  • Patient/age unknown in Ozaukee County: Death reported by Washington Ozaukee Health officials on March 30
  • Patient/age unknown in Dane County: Death reported by Dane County health officials on March 30

DHS officials shared the following message regarding the pandemic on their website:

      • You are safer at home.
      • Younger people, and particularly those who are 18 to 30 years old, aren’t immune to COVID-19. Anyone can contract COVID-19. So it’s important for everyone, including young and healthy people, to practice social distancing.
      • Together we can make a difference in the fight against COVID-19.
        • Stay home if you can and especially if you are sick.
        • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
        • Practice social distancing. Please keep six feet between people and avoid direct physical contact.
      • We all need to work together to flatten the curve and protect the capacity of the health care system to serve those who will suffer with the most severe disease from COVID-19.
      • If you have questions or immediate needs related to COVID-19, you can:
        • Text COVID19 to 211-211,
        • Visit 211Wisconsin.org, or
        • Call 211.
          Call volumes are high, please be patient and try to use the text or online options first.
      • If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19, please call your health care provider.
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