Madison East student dies of COVID, district officials say

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MADISON, Wis. — A student at Madison East High School has passed away from causes related to COVID-19, according to a Madison Metropolitan School District spokesperson.

“We are all very heartbroken for his family and MMSD community,” the spokesperson said. “Our community has lost a wonderful young person, and when a school family experiences a tragedy, especially the loss of a young life, it deeply impacts all of us.”

The district says it will focus on providing students, familes and staff the support they need in the coming days.

The district spokesperson confirmed this is the first MMSD student who has died of COVID-related causes.

This is also the first teenager in Dane County and Wisconsin to pass from COVID, according to Christy Vogt, a health education coordinator for Public Health Madison & Dane County.