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19 COVID-19 cases report connection to in-person voting, Department of Health Services says

Several report other possible exposures as well
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Posted at 1:04 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 10:13:28-04

The Department of Health Services has reported that 19 individuals who have tested positive for coronavirus after April 9 either voted in-person, or worked the polls.

The Spring Election took place as scheduled on April 7 after efforts from Gov. Tony Evers to postpone it amid the coronavirus pandemic.

People stood 6-feet apart in long lines wearing proper pandemic attire, gloves and masks. Now, 19 individuals who report attending in-person voting are COVID-19 positive.

However, DHS says that several of the 19 reported other possible exposures as well.

“Public health officials continue to interview people who have tested positive with COVID-19 and query whether someone has reported voting in person or working at the polls. Since we only have data on positive cases (without a comparison group of people who were not tested or tested negative), there is no way to know with certainty if any exposures at the polls that are reported are in fact attributable to COVID-19 illness,” said The Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Currently, 230 people have died from coronavirus in Wisconsin.

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