At any rate 19 individuals in Wisconsin who said they casted a ballot face to face or worked the surveys for the state’s April 7 essential political race have tried positive for the coronavirus, as per the state wellbeing division.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk said that the 19 individuals got positive test results after April 9, which was first announced Tuesday by Talking Points Memo.
Nonetheless, Willems Van Dijk said that few of those individuals “announced other potential exposures too.”
“Since we just have information on constructive cases (without an examination gathering of individuals who were not tried or tried negative), it is highly unlikely to know with sureness if any exposures at the surveys that are accounted for are in truth inferable from COVID-19 disease,” Willems Van Dijk said in an announcement gave to CNN Wednesday.
The state’s choice to hold face to face decisions in a pandemic was entirely condemned by competitors and wellbeing specialists, and transformed into a harsh divided fight.
Equitable Gov. Tony Evers lost his very late offer to defer casting a ballot until June, as Republicans in the state effectively battled in court to have the political decision happen as arranged.
Notwithstanding the representative’s stay-at-home request confining enormous get-togethers and national wellbeing rules suggesting social removing, voters in Milwaukee lined to decide on April 7 in long queues — a considerable lot of them wearing face covers.
After the political decision, the state wellbeing division reported it would screen the cases from presentation at the surveys and check whether the political race had any effect on the spread of coronavirus.
Milwaukee wellbeing authorities distinguished seven instances of Covid-19 as of Tuesday attached to the state’s political race on April 7, office representative Shawn Benjamin affirmed to CNN.
The Milwaukee wellbeing division, be that as it may, just has 30% of the information from new cases as of April 7, he said in an announcement.
Benjamin said the division intends to give a total report Friday, with a thorough region update one week from now.
“While we keep on checking instances of Covid-19 connected to political race action, we realize that social events, for example, (the political race) are impeding to the endeavors to slow the spread of this pandemic,” Dr. Ben Weston, the Medical Director for the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management, said in the announcement.
Milwaukee solidified its 180 surveying places down to only five areas – and in those areas, voters extended around different squares. Many survey laborers quit, leaving about 300 of the state’s National Guard troops to supplant those volunteers.
There were more than 2,500 revealed instances of coronavirus and 85 passings in Wisconsin as voters went to the surveys. As of Wednesday, the affirmed number of cases in the state is more than 4,600 and there have been 244 passings, with Milwaukee County driving in cases and passings, as per Johns Hopkins University’s count of cases in the United States.
Wisconsin despite everything intends to go ahead with an uncommon political decision for its seventh Congressional District on May 12, Ryan Nilsestuen, boss legitimate guidance to Evers, affirmed a week ago.
Nilsestuen contended that there will be “noteworthy contrasts,” be that as it may, between this unique political race and the April 7 essential.
He said that the unique political race can be relied upon to have a much lower turnout since it will be held in a country territory where surveying areas won’t be stuffed, and it will happen in a locale with less announced Covid-19 cases. He additionally said the May 12 exceptional political decision permits enough time for voters to demand truant voting forms and for the state to give individual defensive hardware to surveying areas.