At Least 40 Coronavirus Cases In One County Linked To Wisconsin Election

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Forty people in Milwaukee County may have become infected with the coronavirus as a result of participating in Wisconsin elections on April 7, 2020.

Milwaukee Health Commissioner Jeanette Kowalik says data is still being analyzed to show the connection between more people that may have contracted COVID-19 due to election activities, like being a poll worker or voting in person, earlier this month. Kowalik hopes the data will be finalized by May 1.

Wisconsin’s April 7 elections consisted of local races and the presidential primary. Approximately 400,000 people voted in person.

According to CNN, at least 19 people who voted or served as a poll worker during the state’s election have tested positive for coronavirus, but experts said some of those voters had other possible exposures to the virus. The coronavirus crisis in the state appears to be worsening. Over the past several days, Wisconsin reported a record number of positive tests.

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WUWM: 40 Coronavirus Cases In Milwaukee County Linked To Wisconsin Election, Health Official Says

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