WDIO-TV Video: Wisconsin Governor confirms first two COVID-19 related deaths
Mar 20, 2020 05:41AM
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From WDIO-TV - March 20, 2020
Two Wisconsin residents have died from the coronavirus pandemic, the first to be reported in the state.
Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday that a man in his 50s from Fond du Lac County and a man in his 90s from Ozaukee County had died. No other information about the victims, including any underlying health conditions, was released.
“Our hearts go out to all the loved ones affected by these deaths, and to all those suffering from this virus,” Evers said in a statement. “We are committed to fighting the spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and I want to recognize the hard work and bravery of our nurses, doctors, state health officials, and all those on the front lines in the effort to save lives. Together we will get through this historic health challenge.”
The governor's office said Wisconsin has a shortage of testing ingredients, so they are prioritizing people who are critically ill and healthcare workers.
The state Department of Health Services reported earlier Thursday that 155 had the virus in 21 counties.
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