Kenosha County Records First Death From COVID-19 Complications

KENOSHA, WI (WLIP)—Kenosha has recorded its first death from COVID-19. County officials made the announcement Saturday night that an 85 year old man died from complications of the virus.

The man is not being identified to protect the family’s privacy.

Kenosha County Medical Examiner Patrice Hall said that the man had underlying health issues. County Health Director Dr Jen Freiheit said that social distancing remains the most powerful tool to protect vulnerable and high risk residents.

Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser said “We are saddened to have lost one of our residents. Please take the Safer-At-Home order seriously and avoid going out as much as possible.”