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These Are the Counties in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metro Area with the Most Deaths from COVID-19

24/7 Wall St. logo 24/7 Wall St. 9/19/2021 Samuel Stebbins

a person standing in a room © Provided by 24/7 Wall St. The ongoing spread of the delta variant is claiming lives and threatening a return to normalcy in the United States. So far, 659,336 Americans have died from the virus -- more than the total number of Americans killed in World War I and World War II combined.

In the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metropolitan area, located in Wisconsin, a total of 2,511 deaths have been attributed to the virus, equal to 159 fatalities for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, 202 deaths have been attributed to the virus per 100,000 people.

Though deaths attributable to the virus are less common across the metro area than they are nationwide, some parts of the metro area have more deaths per capita than others.

The broader Milwaukee metro area comprises four counties or county equivalents -- and of them, Waukesha County has had the most COVID-19 fatalities per capita. So far, the per capita coronavirus death rate in Waukesha County stands at 170 for every 100,000 people.


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Though it has the highest per capita death rate in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metro area, Waukesha County ranks among the middle 50% of all U.S. counties or county equivalents by COVID-19 death rate per capita.

All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of Sept. 16, 2021.

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

Rank Geography Deaths per 100,000 people Total deaths Confirmed cases per 100,000 people Total confirmed cases
1 Waukesha County, WI 170 678 13,923 55,537
2 Milwaukee County, WI 158 1,510 14,219 135,679
3 Washington County, WI 158 212 14,219 19,129
4 Ozaukee County, WI 126 111 12,157 10,733
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