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At least 7 COVID-19 cases tied to in-person voting in Wisconsin


April 22, 2020

By Monday, there were at least seven cases of COVID-19 tied to voting during Wisconsin's in-person primary election earlier this month. After legal battles in the state over absentee voting and over whether the election could be delayed, voters went to the polls on April 7 to cast their ballots in the presidential primary election and in Wisconsin races, despite a stay-at-home order.

The number of people infected could increase as more cities report data, and as Milwaukee gathers more information. In a statement to CBS News on Tuesday, Milwaukee Health Commissioner Jeanette Kowalik said that Wisconsin only had "30% of the data back from new cases as of 4/7 and on." She added that officials hope to have a more complete report on Friday.


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