Milwaukee County reports more than 120 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Posted at 4:19 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 17:21:51-04

Milwaukee County's total number of positive COVID-19 cases now stands at 833, a dramatic increase of 123 from just 24 hours ago, when the county reported 710 cases.

The vast majority of the county's cases come from within the City of Milwaukee (656). West Allis, Wauwatosa, and Oak Creek follow with 29, 24, and 20 cases, respectively.

Just under half (46 percent) of the county's cases are among African Americans - a disproportionate rate in a county where that group makes up just 27 percent of the population.

223 of the county's 833 cases do not have racial data reported.Milwaukee County cases are split nearly evenly between sexes. There have been 427 female cases and 403 male cases.

More than two-third's of the county's confirmed cases (68 percent) are in residents between 40 and 79 years of age.

16 people in Milwaukee County have died from coronavirus-related complications, as of Wednesday afternoon. There have been 34 deaths across Wisconsin.

26 percent of those who contract COVID-19 in Wisconsin require hospitalization, according to the state's Department of Health Services website.

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