Why a greater proportion of COVID-19 cases in Milwaukee’s African-American community?

by WTMJ News April 10, 2020

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The African-American community comprises 27.2 percent of the population of Milwaukee County. Yet it also has about 45 percent of the current coronavirus cases in the county.

It reflects a national trend where African-American neighborhoods have seen the highest concentration of cases in many major metropolitan areas.


“When we think about the African-American community, there are already very high rates of hypertension, asthma, respiratory conditions and diabetes,” said Erikajoy Daniels, the senior vice president of diversity and inclusion of Advocate Aurora, on Wisconsin’s Afternoon News.