(Chippewa Falls, WI) — There are hardly any details about the underage coronavirus death in Chippewa County. The county’s health department yesterday said someone under 18 died after testing positive for the virus. Public health managers are calling the victim a child. But no one is saying just how old the child is, when they tested positive, or whether they had any other health concerns. Childhood coronavirus deaths are extremely rare. Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services says just 18 people under 19-years-old have died from the virus since 2020. Nearly 70 percent of Wisconsin’s 13-hundred-plus coronavirus deaths have been in people 70-years-old or older.
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