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

Teran Powell
People line up to vote at Washington High School in the April 7 election, which took place during the coronavirus pandemic.

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

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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.

Teran is WUWM's race & ethnicity reporter.
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