Special Report

This is the County in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metro Area With the Most COVID-19

As the delta variant continues to surge, COVID-19 continues to spread through the population. To date, there have been 40,330,400 reported cases of the virus nationwide — and that number is growing every day.

In the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metropolitan area, located in Wisconsin, a total of 218,188 COVID-19 cases have been reported to date. Adjusted for population, there have been 13,845 reported infections for every 100,000 people in the area — above the national rate of 12,327 cases per 100,000 people.

The higher than average per capita COVID-19 infection rate across Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis is being driven by a high concentration of the virus in one area in particular.

The broader Milwaukee metro area comprises four counties or county equivalents, which can include independent cities — and of them, Milwaukee County has the most COVID-19 cases per capita. So far, there have been a total of 133,902 infections in Milwaukee County, or 14,033 for every 100,000 people.

A relatively high infection rate does not necessarily mean COVID-19 related fatalities per capita are higher in Milwaukee County than they are across all of the Milwaukee area, however. There have been a total of 156 coronavirus deaths for every 100,000 people in Milwaukee County, in line with 157 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 across the entire Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metro area.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Sept. 10, 2021.

These are all the counties in Wisconsin where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).

Rank Geography COVID cases per 100,000 people Total cases Deaths per 100,000 people Total deaths
1 Milwaukee County, WI 14,033 133,902 156 1,490
2 Washington County, WI 13,961 18,782 157 211
3 Waukesha County, WI 13,777 54,953 168 670
4 Ozaukee County, WI 11,951 10,551 126 111