Dane County hit another triple digit increase in coronavirus cases, with 117 new cases reported Friday. Today’s increase brings the county’s total COVID cases to 2,192 with over 40% of all cases in their 20s. Dane County is still at 32 deaths, which has been consistent since June 17th.
Today’s new cases continues the trend of most new cases being discovered in younger people with over half – 73 of the new cases – aged in their 20s. The group between 20-29 is now 41.61 percent of all cases in Dane County. Of the the rest, three are under the age of 10, eight are aged 10-19, and nine are in their 30s. There were also five new cases in their 40s, 12 in their 50s, five in their 60s and two new cases in their 80s.
There was no new additional hospitalizations today. As of this morning, only 217 cases have ever been hospitalized in Dane County since the pandemic began.
The percentage of active cases have remained the same with recovered cases at 52% and active cases at 47%. We now have 1150 recovered cases and 1042 active cases.
This morning, Madison365 updated our data regarding coronavirus spread in specific neighborhoods and communities from June 19th through July 2nd. Today’s data are not included, but will be included in an update next week.
Yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County and Madison365 announced that they are coordinating six pop-up testing sites around the Madison area. You can read more about dates, time sand the specific sites in our previous story.
Renewed restrictions on businesses and gatherings in Dane County also went effect yesterday morning. Public Health of Madison and Dane County updated their current order with additional restrictions that included limiting outdoor gatherings to 25 or fewer and indoor gatherings to 10 or fewer, as well as limiting indoor dining capacity to 25% for restaurants – as defined by the order – and allowing bars – as defined by the order – to provide take-out (no indoor dining). Bars and restaurants can still have outdoor seating as long as it followed social distancing. The Tavern League of Wisconsin called the new order “unlawful.”
“Dane County tavern owners have had their businesses closed/restricted for over 100 days. These unlawful orders are causing irreparable financial harm to their small businesses, families and employees while other businesses continue to operate in the county,” Tavern League of Wisconsin president Chris Marsicano wrote in a statement.
Public Health of Madison and Dane County reports long waits for testing at Alliant Energy Center once again. Public Health officials are encouraging to seek testing with their primary care providers if they are able to rather than wait in the long lines.
We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.