State Reports First COVID Death Of A Child

The state Department of Health Services has reported the first COVID0-19 related death of a child under the age of 10.

DHS would not provide any more details or an ID on the Tuesday death because of privacy reasons. Doctors say this should urge parents to get their child and everyone else in the family vaccinated, as omicron is spreading rapidly in the state.

Milwaukee County remains in the extreme transmission category for COVID-19. The county is seeing an average of 472 cases a day and 6 deaths a day. Doctors predict most of the new cases are now omicron.