Health officials say the large crowd gatherings for Milwaukee Bucks’ playoff games both in and near the NBA champion’s arena this summer spurred a spike in COVID cases.
Milwaukee Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson made the announcement Tuesday … saying findings have revealed more than 400 recent coronavirus cases in the state of Wisconsin could be linked back to large gatherings near Fiserv Forum in July.
“Anytime people gather I think it’s important to recognize — anytime there’s a large gathering of people — we’re going to see the virus spread,” Johnson said.
Johnson explained all of the new cases did not necessarily stem from one day of celebrating the basketball team — but rather were a culmination of fans crowding closely together throughout the Bucks’ playoff run.
The moment in the Deer District when the Milwaukee #Bucks won the #NBAFinals for the first time in 50 years. 65,000 are here to witness history outside of the Fiserv Forum.