Seven COVID-19 cases appear to be linked to Wisconsin election, Milwaukee health commissioner says


Dec 12, 2018
MILWAUKEE COUNTY — Early data suggests some new COVID-19 cases are linked to those who voted in the Wisconsin election on April 7.

Milwaukee Health Commissioner Jeanette Kowalik said it appears seven people contracted COVID-19 through election-related activities. That includes showing up to vote at one of the five polling places in the City of Milwaukee, or they worked at one of the polling sites.

Officials are expected to learn more information on the link between in-person voting and COVID-19 cases by the end of this week.

Kowalik says they only have 30% of the data when it comes to new COVID-19 cases as it relates to Election Day.