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.
|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|