Coronavirus: City Of Milwaukee Nears 1,000 Confirmed Cases

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WUWM is providing updates about the coronavirus and COVID-19 in Wisconsin and the Milwaukee area. Find the most recent news and information here.

Wisconsin and Milwaukee by the numbers, according to state Department of Health Services (unless otherwise noted):

  • 73 people in Wisconsin have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus (state and Milwaukee County reports) — 39 of those deaths were in Milwaukee County.
  • Wisconsin has at least 2,267 confirmed cases.
  • Milwaukee County has 1,270 confirmed cases, 996 of those cases are in the city of Milwaukee. This is according to reports from the county. The county also says, "Due to the nature of COVID-19 community spread and testing, the number of positive cases is likely much higher than that listed as a result of unreported or untested cases in our community."

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April 6, 8:42 a.m.: 264 Wisconsin National Guard Members To Help With In-Person Voting In Milwaukee County

Monday, 264 Wisconsin National Guard service members are reporting to help Milwaukee County's municipal clerks conduct in-person voting. The members will be in civilian clothes and have completed online election and COVID-19 training.

Gov. Tony Evers announced last week that he was deploying the National Guard to help staff polling sites for Wisconsin's April 7 election. Election clerks said poll workers were quitting in droves in fear of contracting the coronavirus.

According to a press release, "Service Members will serve as poll workers, assist with curbside voting, greet voters, perform sanitation duties, and help with set up and tear down of polling stations. They will consist of younger individuals that are not in any at-risk categories."

-Michelle Maternowski

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