Wisconsin's Department of Health Services said that they now have at least seven cases of Covid-19 tied to the state's in-person election on April 7, a spokesperson confirmed to CNN.
"We are confirming 7 cases as of yesterday," the department's spokesperson Shawn Benjamin said in a statement.
In an effort to investigate the impact of the election on the state's coronavirus cases, the department added “election activity” to its list of investigation questions in the disease registry, the statement said.
"Please note that we only have 30% of the data back from new cases as of 4/7 and on," Benjamin said.
"We hope to have these fields complete by Friday and will provide a more complete report then," he added.
"While we continue to monitor cases of Covid-19 linked to election activity, we know that gatherings such as [the election] are detrimental to the efforts to slow the spread of this pandemic," Dr. Ben Weston, the medical director for the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management, said in the statement.