Coronavirus: Wisconsin Cases Grow To 155

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Updated at 3:06 p.m. CT

On Thursday, state health officials reported 155 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin — that’s up from 106 people on Wednesday. In Milwaukee County, there are now 62 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

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Below is a map of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin by county:

In wake of the global pandemic, Wisconsin's April 7 election is still happening. Milwaukee election officials are encouraging people to vote early and vote absentee. 

If you still need to register to vote, Wednesday was the last to do so online and by mail. But the Democratic Party of Wisconsin is trying to change that. The Party filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Election Commission is an effort to expand voting by extending online and mail registration to April 3, among other things.

“Nobody should have to choose between exposure to COVID-19 and disenfranchisement. The court should immediately strike down the barriers to full participation in voting by mail. Our democracy depends on our ability to conduct free, safe, and fair elections, no matter what — even during a pandemic," said Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler in a press release.

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