Health officials confirm 144 new COVID-19 cases in the state in the last day.
Six additional deaths are reported today. In total nearly 12-thousand-700 people have tested positive in Wisconsin for the coronavirus. The virus has killed 459 residents.
In other case count updates, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh say there is a connection between in-person voting and the spread of the coronavirus following the state’s primary election.
Research led by UW economists and colleagues at Ball State University reveals what they call a “significant association” between people going to the polls and the spread of COVID-19. The researchers analyzed county data and testing information and found that the counties with more in-person voters had a higher rate of COVID-19 positive tests two to three weeks after the April 7th primary.