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Dane County reports 505 new cases as hospitalizations break new record

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 505 new COVID-19 cases this morning, bringing the total for all cases in county to 15,750....

More than 5,000 new coronavirus cases, 28 deaths reported; positive test rate jumps over...

The state of Wisconsin confirmed 5,096 new coronavirus cases and 28 deaths on Friday. With well over 18,000 tests processed, the daily positive test rate...

New Dane Co. Data Snapshot points to 10 municipalities growing faster than county average

Yesterday afternoon, Public Health of Madison and Dane County released their new Data Snapshot for October 13 - 25 which showed the spread of...

Dane County confirms 180 new coronavirus cases

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 180 new COVID-19 cases this morning, bringing the total for all cases in county to 15,245....

Dane County coronavirus map for October 30

Coronavirus cases in Dane County have been increasing rapidly, especially in neighborhoods near the University of Wisconsin campus, and especially recently. This map shows current...

County, schools to convene mental health task force

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi joined several Dane County school superintendents to announce that local educational leaders will convene a task force to explore...

54 more dead as positive coronavirus test rate remains over 27%

The state of Wisconsin confirmed 4,869 new coronavirus cases and 54 deaths on Tuesday. With just over 13,000 tests processed, the daily positive test rate...

State expands testing to 71 sites in 56 counties, seven Indigenous nations

Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, announced the expansion of COVID-19 testing across Wisconsin to include 71...

Dane County reports 220 new cases as hospitalizations hit new record high

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 220 new COVID-19 cases this morning, bringing the total for all cases in county to 15,065....

Wisconsin’s positive test rate jumps over 27%; 46 more deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin confirmed 3,815 new coronavirus cases and 46 deaths on Tuesday. With fewer than 10,000 tests processed, the daily positive test rate...

Dane County reports 371 new cases along with one additional death

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 371 new COVID-19 cases this morning, bringing the total for all cases in county to 14,845....

12 football players and coaches — including Paul Chryst — test positive for coronavirus;...

The Wisconsin football team will pause all team-related activities for at least seven days due to an elevated number of COVID-19 cases within the...

How politics paralyzed Wisconsin’s pandemic response — and left families to grieve their losses

Harper Marten donned a mask, gown, gloves, face shield and booties for a July 10 visit with her father, Warren Shore. She had not...

“Nightmare scenario:” Wisconsin reports more than 5,200 new cases, 65 deaths

The state of Wisconsin confirmed 5,262 new coronavirus cases and 65 deaths on Tuesday. Looking ahead, state officials said things aren't likely to get better. “It’s...

Dane County reports 260 new cases as hospitalizations hit new record high

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 260 new COVID-19 cases this morning, bringing the total for all cases in county to 14,474....

Wisconsin passes 200,000 coronavirus cases, positive test rate jumps over 25%

The state of Wisconsin confirmed 2,883 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths on Monday, bringing the total death toll to 1,788. The total number of...

Coronavirus deaths are rising again in the US, as feared

By LISA MARIE PANE Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the rise again, just...

Dane County reports 224 new cases as hospitalizations breaks new records

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 224 new COVID-19 cases this morning - bringing the total for all cases in county to...

Positive test rate holds just below 25%, daily average death rate nears 30

The state of Wisconsin confirmed 3,626 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths on Sunday, bringing the total death toll to 1,778. The seven-day positive test...

Dane County reports 238 new cases as hospitalizations rise slightly

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 238 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations today crept back up to match Friday's record high of...

Positive test rate jumps to 24.6%; average daily deaths reaches 28

Note: This story has been updated to include the correct 7-day positive test rate. The state of Wisconsin confirmed 4,062 new coronavirus cases and 27...

Dane County reports 277 new cases, one more death

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 277 new COVID-19 cases and one more death from COVID-19 in Dane County -- a white...

New case count jumps but increased testing keeps positive rate steady; 42 deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin confirmed 4,378 new coronavirus cases and 42 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll past 1,745. More than 17,800 tests...

Dane County reports 232 new cases as hospitalizations hit record high of 101

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 232 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations for the area hit a record high of 101. This...

Dane Co. Data Snapshot highlights growing spread into areas outside Madison, daily case average...

Yesterday afternoon, Public Health of Madison and Dane County released their new Data Snapshot for October 6 - October 19 which showed the spread...

Dane County coronavirus map for October 23

Coronavirus cases in Dane County have been increasing rapidly, especially in neighborhoods near the University of Wisconsin campus, and especially recently. This map shows current...

Positive test rate climbs to 23% as 23 more deaths reported in Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin confirmed 3,413 new coronavirus cases and 23 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll past 1,700. The total number of...

Dane County reports 196 new cases; hospitalizations continue to hit record highs as one...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 196 new covid cases and one additional death this morning, and hospitalizations hit a new record...

Deadliest day yet: 48 fatalities reported as positive test rate jumps to 22.6%

The state of Wisconsin confirmed 4,205 new coronavirus cases and 48 deaths on Wednesday, marking the highest number of fatalities reported in a single...

Dane County moves to “crisis model” of contact tracing

Public Health Madison & Dane County is no longer able to efficiently follow-up with everyone who has been diagnosed with coronavirus and is moving...

Dane County reports 284 new cases; hospitalizations hit new record high

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 284 new covid cases this morning, most of which were attributed to dates this past weekend...

Positive test rate continues to rise as nearly 4,600 new cases, 33 deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin confirmed 4,591 new coronavirus cases and 33 deaths on Tuesday. The number shatters the previous record of 3,861 set on...

Dane County has confirmed 388 new cases since Friday; hospitalizations hit a new record

Public Health of Madison and Dane County's Data Dashboard came back online this morning with an additional 388 cases reported since Friday afternoon as...

Wisconsin schools ‘whipsawing’ as COVID-19 hits rural districts

For the first month of the school year, the Millar children of rural Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, stayed home. “It wasn’t very much fun,” the oldest,...

Positive test rate over 21% as more than 7,700 cases, 26 deaths recorded since...

When the state's health reporting database came back online after an upgrade over the weekend, the state's total case count had grown to 173,891...

Judge reinstates order limiting capacity in bars, restaurants, retail

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Monday reimposed an order from Gov. Tony Evers' administration limiting the number...

“Meet you where you’re at:” Progress Center for Black Women adapts to pandemic with...

For many organizations, everything came to an abrupt halt eight months ago.  But not for the Progress Center for Black Women. In the first 45 days...

Dane County reports 142 new cases as WDSS system goes offline through 10/19

Late yesterday afternoon, Public Health of Madison and Dane County confirmed 142 new coronavirus cases as the Wisconsin Disease Surveillance System has gone offline...

More records broken as pandemic grips Wisconsin

Coronavirus infection continues to rage through Wisconsin today, and the consequences are being felt across the state as 21 more deaths were reported in...

Dane County reports 220 new cases as new Data Snapshot is released

Dane County confirmed 220 new coronavirus cases this morning as Public Health of Madison and Dane County's new Data Snapshot reveals that cases continue...

Dane County coronavirus map for Oct. 16

Coronavirus cases in Dane County have been increasing rapidly, especially in neighborhoods near the University of Wisconsin campus, and especially recently. This map shows current...

Wisconsin’s rural hospitals weather pandemic better than most, but warning signs remain

Wisconsin’s rural hospitals are faring better than in most states. But a significant number — roughly one-third — remain underwater financially. And if rural residents...

New record set with more than 3,700 new positive cases, 7-day positive test rate...

Coronavirus infection continues to rage through Wisconsin today, and the consequences are being felt across the state as 17 more deaths were reported in...

210 new cases in Dane County push total case count past 12,000

Dane County confirmed 210 new coronavirus cases Thursday as the number of Dane County residents ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown from 443 to...

Coronavirus rages unabated as today’s cases, deaths nearly match records set yesterday

Coronavirus infection continues to rage through Wisconsin today, and the consequences are being felt across the state as 28 more deaths were reported in...

Judge blocks Gov. Ever’s order limiting capacity

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked an order from Gov. Tony Evers’ administration limiting the...

Dane County confirms 160 new cases as hospitalizations jump and another death reported

Dane County confirmed 160 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as the number of Dane County residents ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown by 10 this...

36 more dead; 3,279 new cases; 19.6% positive test rate — all records as...

Coronavirus infection continues to rage through Wisconsin today, and the consequences are being felt across the state as 36 more deaths were reported in...

Dane County coronavirus infection continues to grow by triple digits, one new death reported

This story has been updated; one death that had been reported by PHMDC could not be confirmed as having been caused by COVID. Dane County...

Positive test rate surges over 19 percent, hospitalizations set record high

The state of Wisconsin confirmed 1,956 new coronavirus cases Sunday on just under 9,800 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 152,192,...

Hospitalizations in Dane County continue to hit record highs as 160 new cases reported...

Dane County confirmed 160 new coronavirus cases as hospitalizations reached a record-high 70 this morning. This number includes people who live both in and...

Wisconsin passes 150,000 total cases as positive test rate jumps to all-time high

The state of Wisconsin confirmed 2,676 new coronavirus cases Sunday on just over 10,000 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 150,236,...

Dane County adds 176 cases as hospitalizations hit new record high

Dane County confirmed 176 new coronavirus cases this morning as hospitalizations reached a record-high 69 this morning. Today’s 176 cases bring Dane County’s total...

DHS reports 2,743 new cases, 18 deaths

The state of Wisconsin confirmed 2,743 new coronavirus cases Friday on just over 14,386 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 147,560,...

Dane County reports 201 new cases as hospitalizations continue to grow

Dane County confirmed 201 new coronavirus cases this morning as hospitalizations continue to grow and one new death is reported. Today’s 201 cases bring...

Second-highest day of new cases as nearly 3,000 confirmed, 16 die

The state of Wisconsin confirmed a near-record-high 2,988 new coronavirus cases Friday on just over 14,800 tests. Those results bring the total case count...

Dane County adds 194 new cases as hospitalizations continue to break records

Dane County confirmed 194 new coronavirus cases this morning as Public Health of Madison and Dane County's new Data Snapshot reveals that cases continue...

Dane County coronavirus map for October 9

Coronavirus cases in Dane County have been increasing rapidly, especially in neighborhoods near the University of Wisconsin campus, and especially recently. This map shows current...

Another record set as 3,132 new coronavirus cases confirmed; hospitalizations over 900 for the...

Hospitalizations set another record today, as 907 are currently hospitalized with coronavirus infection, 34 more than yesterday and 238 more than a week ago....

A second day of record breaking hospitalizations in Dane County as 97 new cases...

Dane County's coronavirus infection grew by 97 new cases today as Dane County broke a record for current hospitalizations for a second consecutive day...

Wisconsin coronavirus infection 3rd-highest in US, White House report says

by Liz Essley Whyte, Center for Public Integrity Twenty-four states are in the “red zone” for new coronavirus cases, according to documents the White House...

Hospitalizations continue to surge as more than 2,300 new cases, 16 deaths confirmed

Hospitalizations set another record today, as 873 are currently hospitalized with coronavirus infection, 20 more than yesterday and 190 more than a week ago....

Governor activates field hospital in Milwaukee

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin health officials announced Wednesday that a field hospital will open next week at the state...

Record high hospitalizations for Dane County as 64 more cases confirmed

Dane County's coronavirus infection grew by 64 new cases today as Dane County broke a record for current hospitalizations with 54 total people today....

“A service for the 99 percent.” New nonprofit aims to bridge academic access gaps...

In the wake of the COVID-19 public health crisis, a new Madison-based nonprofit startup is working to bridge the widening achievement gap due to...

Hospitalizations surge past 850 as more than 2,000 new cases, 18 deaths reported

Hospitalizations set another record today, as 853 are currently hospitalized with coronavirus infection, 71 more than yesterday and 207 more than a week ago....

Gov issues emergency order limiting business capacity & indoor gatherings

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today directed Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to issue an order limiting public gatherings to no...

Dane County adds 163 new cases, evenly distributed in age groups between 20s-60s

Dane County grew by 163 new cases today, bringing our total count to 10,650. The total number of recovered cases grew by 9,147 as...

Fewer tests leads to 2nd consecutive day under 2,000 new cases; hospitalizations surge to...

The state of Wisconsin confirmed 1,696 new coronavirus cases Sunday on just over 8,500 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 134,359,...

Dane County adds 61 coronavirus cases as hospitalizations break record

A record high number of patients in the hospitals from COVID-19 was reported today with 47 people hospitalized in Dane County, according to Public...

Fewer tests yield 1,865 new cases; 7-day positive test rate drops slightly

The state of Wisconsin confirmed 1,865 new coronavirus cases Sunday on just over 10,800 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 132,663,...

Dane County confirms 111 new coronavirus cases as hospitalizations grow

Dane County confirmed 111 new cases this morning, bringing Dane County's total count to 10,526 cases. The total number of recovered cases grew to...

Another record-setting day: 2,892 new cases, 692 hospitalized — both highest ever — and...

The state of Wisconsin confirmed a single-day record of 2,892 new coronavirus cases Saturday on just over 14,000 tests. Those results bring the total...

Dane County adds 123 new coronavirus cases; double-digit increases seen in most age groups

Dane County confirmed 123 new cases this morning, bringing Dane County's total count to 10,315 cases. The total number of recovered cases grew to...

Dane County Coronavirus Map for October 3

Coronavirus cases in Dane County have been increasing rapidly, especially in neighborhoods near the University of Wisconsin campus, and especially recently. This map shows current...

Wisconsin confirms 2,745 new cases, third-highest single day count

The state of Wisconsin confirmed 2,745 new coronavirus cases Friday on 13,595 tests. Those results bring the total case count to 127,906, of which...

Trump has COVID-19, going to spend a “few days” at military hospital

By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will spend a “few days” at a military hospital after contracting...

Dane County confirms 93 new cases as new Data Snapshot reveals continuing decrease in...

Dane County confirmed 93 new cases this morning as the new Data Snapshot released last night reveals that cases centered around UW students and...

Wisconsin business groups sue to keep COVID lists secret

TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Three business groups filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block Gov. Tony Evers' administration from releasing the...

President says he and First Lady both tested positive for coronavirus

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for coronavirus, Trump said late Thursday night on Twitter. Tonight, @FLOTUS and I...

20 more die as new cases set another record with 2,887

A sharp increase in deaths due to coronavirus infection continued Thursday as 21 more fatalities were reported -- the most reported in a single...

Dane County confirms 151 new coronavirus cases, pushing total count over 10,000

Dane County confirmed 151 new coronavirus cases this morning bringing today's total to 10,099. There are now 8,556 recovered cases while 1,500 are currently...

27 COVID deaths reported – highest in a single day – as 2,319 new...

A sharp increase in deaths due to coronavirus infection continued Wednesday as 27 more fatalities were reported -- the most reported in a single...

Dane County adds 106 new cases and one death

Dane County confirmed 106 new coronavirus cases this morning as one additional death was also reported today, bringing the total of deaths from COVID-19...

COVID patients begin overwhelming Wisconsin hospitals as virus surges

MILWAUKEE (AP) — COVID-19 patients are filling Wisconsin hospitals, forcing doctors to transfer patients to other facilities and build waiting lists as the disease...

Hospitalizations set record again as nearly 2,400 new cases confirmed, 17 die

A sharp increase in hospitalizations due to coronavirus infection continued Tuesday as the total number hospitalized rose to 646, six more than Monday and...

Dane County confirms 96 new cases as hospitalizations jump 32 percent

Dane County confirmed 96 new coronavirus cases this morning as one additional death was also added today, bringing the total of deaths from COVID-19...

Evictions damage public health. The CDC has banned them — for now.

By Bram Sable-Smith, WPR/Wisconsin Watch; Martha Bebinger, WBUR and Darian Benson, Side Effects Public Media   When Robert Pettigrew finally saw the sign in August, he...

Hospitalizations break record again as positive test rate remains above 20%

A sharp increase in hospitalizations due to coronavirus infection continued Monday as the total number hospitalized jumped to 640, the first day over 600,...

Dane County confirms 153 new coronavirus cases, fifth straight day of triple-digit increases

Dane County confirmed 153 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the total to 9,746 for the county. There are now 8,035 recovered cases while...

Positive test rate jumps to record 27.6 percent as hospitalizations stabilize

A sharp increase in hospitalizations due to coronavirus infection steadied on Sunday as the total number hospitalized was reported at 571, three fewer than...

Another day of triple-digit positive cases in Dane County

Dane County confirmed 119 new coronavirus cases this morning bringing the total to 9,593 for the county. There are now 8,035 recovered cases while...

More records set as Wisconsin confirms 2,817 new coronavirus cases on 22.4% positive tests

More people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 than ever before -- 574 -- and records were also set today in new cases confirmed,...

Third consecutive day in triple digits as Dane County reports 148 new cases

Dane County confirmed 148 new coronavirus cases this morning bringing the total to 9,474 for the county. There are now 7,688 recovered cases while...

COVID hospitalizations break record again as more than 2,500 new cases confirmed and 9...

More people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 than ever before -- 543 -- and nine more have died as the effects of the...

Dane County confirms 137 new cases as infection spreads across age groups

Dane County confirmed 137 new coronavirus cases this morning bringing the total to 9,326 for the county. A significant portion of  age groups saw...

Dane County coronavirus map for September 25

Coronavirus cases in Dane County have been increasing rapidly, especially in neighborhoods near the University of Wisconsin campus, and especially recently. This map shows current...

Gov pledges $8.3 million for covid testing at private, tribal colleges

From our news partner Channel3000: More than $8 million is going to help cover the cost of COVID-19 efforts at private, nonprofit and tribal colleges...

Dane County releases new Snapshot as UW cases decrease and non-UW cases increase

Late Thursday afternoon, Public Health of Madison and Dane County updated their Data Snapshot covering September 8 - 21 with a look at those...

Nearly 2,400 new cases confirmed – second-highest in a single day – as positive...

More people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 than ever before -- 528 -- and six more have died as the effects of the...

Dane County confirms 160 new cases; cases spread into older age groups

Dane County confirmed 160 new coronavirus cases bringing the total to 9,189 for the county. There are now 7,580 recovered cases while 1,568 are...

Positive test rate steady at 13 percent; over 500 hospitalized for the first time

More people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 than ever before -- 509 -- and eight more have died as the effects of the...

Dane County adds 93 more cases as UW announces some campus activity to resume

Dane County confirmed 93 new coronavirus cases this morning as UW-Madison announced it would resume some campus activity starting on September 26. This new...

Positive test rate falls to 13 percent; hospitalizations highest ever

More people are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 than ever before -- 474 -- and eight more have died as the effects of the...

State health officials recommend against usual trick-or-treating

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State health officials are recommending against trick-or-treating as usual this Halloween because of the coronavirus pandemic. Going house-to-house and having in-person...

Dane County adds 55 coronavirus cases as Governor extends mask order across Wisconsin

Dane County confirmed 55 new coronavirus cases this morning as Governor Evers declared a new public health emergency and extended the current mask order...

‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

By CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge...

Gov. Evers declares new public health emergency, extends Wisconsin’s mask mandate

Gov. Tony Evers has declared a new public health emergency in Wisconsin on Tuesday due to a recent surge in cases among young people,...

Just over 1,200 new cases confirmed; positive test rate nearly 19% as Florence County...

Wisconsin confirmed 1,271 new coronavirus cases Monday on just under 6,800 tests, for a positive test rate of 18.7 percent. Those results bring the...

Dane County confirms 82 coronavirus cases; active cases continue to drop

Dane County confirmed 82 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the total for the county to 8,884. There are now 7,156 recovered cases while...

Positive test rate tops 20% as total case count passes 100,000

Wisconsin confirmed 1,665 new coronavirus cases Sunday, the fourth-highest ever in a single day -- the highest three have come in the past three...

Dane County confirms 162 new cases as active cases drop slightly

Dane County confirmed 162 new coronavirus cases this morning, as new cases continue to spread slowly among age groups other than the 10-29 age...

Wisconsin confirms more than 2,000 coronavirus cases for third straight day

For the third consecutive day, Wisconsin has confirmed more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases, with 2,283 new cases confirmed in nearly 12,500 tests. Wisconsin's positive...

Dane County confirms 179 new coronavirus cases; UW case count passes 2,500

Dane County confirmed 179 new coronavirus cases this morning, as new cases spread slowly begins to spread among age groups other than the 10-29...

Another record broken: more than 2,500 new coronavirus cases confirmed today

For the first time, Wisconsin has confirmed more than 2,500 new coronavirus cases in a single day, with 2,533 new cases confirmed in 13,067...

Dane County add 210 new coronavirus cases; second consecutive day over 200

Dane County confirmed 210 new coronavirus cases this morning, as yesterday's Data Snapshot from Public Health Madison Dane County (PHMDC) reported 72 percent of...

Dane County coronavirus map for September 18

Coronavirus cases in Dane County have been increasing rapidly, especially in neighborhoods near the University of Wisconsin campus, and especially recently. This map shows current...

New Dane County Data Snaphshot shows 76 percent of new cases from previous two...

Late Thursday afternoon, Public Health of Madison and Dane County updated their Data Snapshot covering September 1 - 14 with a look at those...

Wisconsin confirms more than 2,000 cases for the first time; positive test rate jumps...

For the first time, Wisconsin has confirmed more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day. Wisconsin's positive test rate jumped to 17.7 percent...

Dane County confirms 252 new coronavirus cases as Badger football prepares to return

Dane County confirmed 252 new coronavirus cases this morning, a day after the Big Ten Conference announced that football will return in late October....

Positive test rate remains steady at 11.5%, eight more die

Wisconsin's positive test rate remained steady Wednesday, rising just slightly from 11 to 11.5 percent as about 12,200 tests yielded 1,408 positive results. Those...

Dane County confirms 97 new cases, total hits 8,000

Dane County confirmed 97 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the County's total to 8,000 - less than a week after passing 7,000 on...

Study finds COVID19 disproportionately harms people of color at every stage

People of color were more likely to test positive for COVID-19 and to require a higher level of care at the time of diagnosis...

Chicago warns against Wisconsin travel, cites COVID-19 spike

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials cautioned city residents Tuesday about travel to Wisconsin, citing a recent COVID-19 spike in Illinois' neighbor to the north. The...

Positive test rate falls; 10 more die

Wisconsin's positive test rate fell to 11 percent Tuesday -- down from near or above 20 percent the past two days -- as more...

PHMDC, Madison Police to step up enforcement on bars and restaurants

With more than 200 new coronavirus cases being confirmed every day -- ten times the number needed to move to the next phase of...

Dane County grows by 34 new coronavirus cases, total count passes 7,900

Dane County confirmed 34 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the County's total to 7,903. As of this morning, there are 6,104 recovered cases...

Chancellor: Opening UW was the right call

From our news partner, Channel3000: University of Wisconsin-Madison chancellor Rebecca Blank gave an update on the school’s response to COVID-19 concerns during a news conference...

Far fewer tests reported Monday, but positive test rate stays near 20%

Wisconsin followed up a record-setting day Sunday with a much lower number of tests reported Monday -- fewer than 4,000 -- but 771 positive...

Dane County coronavirus spread not slowing: 253 new cases confirmed today

Dane County confirmed 253 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the County's total to 7,870. As of this morning, there are 5,959 recovered cases...

Private schools reopen after Supreme Court halts public health order

From our news partner, Madison Commons: Private schools across Dane County are reopening their classrooms as early as today after the Wisconsin Supreme Court temporarily...

Wisconsin breaks more records: 1,582 new cases, over 20% positive test rate, over 10,000...

Wisconsin confirmed the highest single-day count of new cases Sunday, with 1,582 cases reported in just over 7,700 tests, making the positive test rate...

Dane County jumps by 210 new cases today as active cases continue to rise

Dane County grew today by an additional 210 new cases, bringing the County's total to 7,617. As of this morning, there are 5,800 recovered...

Wisconsin confirms more than 1,300 new cases for 3rd straight day; 7-day positive test...

Wisconsin confirmed the third-highest single-day count of new cases Saturday, with 1,353 cases reported in just over 11,600 tests, making the positive test rate...

Dane County grows by 113 coronavirus cases; 23 percent of all cases now active

Dane County grew today by an additional 113 new cases, bringing the County's total to 7,407. As of this morning, there are 5,629 recovered...

Wisconsin confirms 1,369 new cases, positive test rate remains high at 13.75%

Wisconsin confirmed the second-highest single-day count of new cases Friday, with 1,369 cases reported in just under 10,000 tests, making the positive test rate...

Dane County grows by 282 cases, 93 percent centered on ages 10-29

A day after the State Supreme Court issued a temporary injunction allowing schools to open for in-person instruction, Dane County grew by 282 cases. The...

Dane County coronavirus map for Sept 11

Coronavirus cases in Dane County have been increasing rapidly, especially in neighborhoods near the University of Wisconsin campus, and especially recently. For this reason, we...

State Supreme Court temporarily suspends Dane County order requiring all-virtual instruction for grades 3-12

From our news partner Channel3000: The state Supreme Court has issued a temporary injunctive relief against Public Health Madison & Dane County’s emergency order which...

New Data Snapshot shows 65 percent of new Dane Co. cases are from UW

Late this afternoon, Public Health of Madison and Dane County updated their Data Snapshot for the week of August 25 – September 7 with...

Wisconsin breaks more records with 1,547 new cases, 17.5% positive tests

Wisconsin confirmed a single-day record of 1,547 new coronavirus cases Thursday in just under 8,900 tests, making the positive test rate 17.53 percent for...

Dane County shatters record with 515 more coronavirus cases

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is calling on citizens and the University of Wisconsin to "rally together" to get the spread of coronavirus under...

UW Madison moves to remote instruction for 2 weeks; 2 residence halls quarantined

University of Wisconsin Chancellor Becky Blank announced Wednesday evening that all in-person classes would be canceled September 10-12 and all classes would be moved...

County Exec asks UW to send students home

From our news partner, Channel3000: A Dane County leader is raising an alarm in a letter to University of Wisconsin-Madison officials asking them to send...

Positive coronavirus test rate falls to 9.7%; 16 deaths reported

Wisconsin confirmed 857 new coronavirus cases Tuesday in just under 8,900 tests, making the positive test rate 9.7 percent for the day. Today is the...

Dane County grows by 63 cases and reports one new death

Dane County reports 63 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the county’s total coronavirus cases to 6,497. As of this morning, the total number...

Positive coronavirus test rate hits highest-ever 17%; 7-day average now 12%

Wisconsin confirmed 717 new coronavirus cases Tuesday in just under 4,100 test, making the positive test rate 17.56 percent for the day. Today is the...

Dane County sets a record with 216 new positive cases

Dane County reports a new record high today with 216 new coronavirus cases this morning. Today's numbers brings the county’s total coronavirus cases to...

Six residence hall wings in quarantine at UW-Eau Claire after six students test positive...

From our news partner Channel3000: Six residence hall wings are in quarantine at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire after students who tested positive for the...

Positive test rate remains above 10 percent 4th consecutive day

Wisconsin confirmed 567 new coronavirus cases Monday in just under 5,500 tests, making the positive test rate of 10.37 percent. That puts Wisconsin's positive...

UW calls lockdown for students

Facing an increasing number of coronavirus cases among students and staff, University of Wisconsin will ask all undergraduate students to shelter in place for...

Dane County grows by 89 new cases, 50 percent under 19

Dane County reported 89 new cases Monday, after three consecutive days of triple-digit increases over the weekend. Yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County...

Dane County coronavirus map for September 7

Coronavirus cases in Dane County have been increasing rapidly, especially in neighborhoods near the University of Wisconsin campus, and especially recently. For this reason, we...

Wisconsin’s positive test rate jumps to highest-ever 16 percent; 7-day average now 10

Wisconsin confirmed 893 new coronavirus cases Sunday in just over 5,500 tests, making the positive test rate of 16.2 percent. That puts Wisconsin's positive...

Dane County hits new record with 166 cases reported today; PHMDC urge residents to...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County are urging residents of the county to avoid gatherings outside their household as they confirm 166 new...

Wisconsin’s positive test rate remains near 12 percent as 15 more die

Wisconsin confirmed 946 new coronavirus cases and 15 more deaths on Saturday. The Department of Health Services (DHS) said Friday's record 1,458 cases was attributable...

Dane County reports more than 160 new coronavirus for second consecutive day

Dane County confirmed 162 new coronavirus cases today, bringing the county’s total to 5,963. As of this morning, the total number of recovered cases...

Wisconsin confirms record 1,498 coronavirus cases, 12.8 percent positive

UPDATE: The Wisconsin Department of Health Services now says today's high case count is due in part to a data reporting problem that led...

In record-setting day, Dane County coronavirus surges with 165 new cases

Dane County confirmed 165 new coronavirus cases today, bringing the county’s total to 5,801. As of this morning, the total number of recovered cases...

UW Health and UW focus on diversity for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

The focus will be on equity and inclusion to ensure a diverse population takes part in this phase 3 clinical trial, as UW Health...

Positive coronavirus test rate rises again; 14-day average remains over 8 percent

Wisconsin confirmed 727 more positive cases and four more deaths on Thursday. The Department of Health Services reports a new total for the state of...

Dane County grows by 68 coronavirus cases; 60 percent of cases aged 10-29

Dane County confirmed 68 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 5,636. As of this morning, the total number of recovered cases...

Dane County coronavirus map for September 3

Coronavirus cases in Dane County have been increasing rapidly over the past several weeks. This map details the increase in case counts in each...

Percentage of positive cornoavirus cases drop as death toll increases by 12

Wisconsin confirmed 545 more positive cases today as 12 more deaths were added to the state's total. The Department of Health Services reports a...

Dane County adds 47 new cases; over 59 percent age 10-19

Dane County confirmed 47 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing the county's total to 5,568. As of this morning, the total number of recovered cases...

Milwaukee Health Commissioner Dr. Jeanette Kowalik resigns: “I believe that I am limited due...

Nearly two years after taking over the department, Milwaukee Health Department Commissioner Dr. Jeanette Kowalik announced her resignation Wednesday morning. “It is with mixed emotions...

Positive coronavirus test rate remains over 8% as 981 new cases reported

Following a day of limited data due to a system outage, the state Department of Health Services reported 1,247 new cases over the past...

Public Health Madison Dane County to allow in-person special education

Public Health Madison and Dane County has released an amendment to Emergency Order #9, which requires students in grades three through 12 to start...

Dane County confirms 95 coronavirus cases over two days

Dane County confirmed 95 new coronavirus cases for both yesterday and today, bringing the county's total to 5,521. As of this morning, the total...

UW Health, University of Wisconsin to test new COVID-19 vaccine

UW Health and University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have been selected as one of the first clinical sites in the...

Dane County confirms 40 new cases, more than half aged 10-19

Dane County confirmed 40 new coronavirus cases today, bringing the county's total to 5,426. As of this morning, the total number of recovered cases...

Positive test rate remains above nine percent, six more die

The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive remained steady at 9.35 percent -- up just slightly from 9.2 percent on Friday -- as just...

Dane County adds 60 coronavirus cases, 61 percent ages 10-29

Dane County confirmed 60 new coronavirus cases today, bringing the county's total to 5,386. As of this morning, the total number of recovered cases...

Positive coronavirus test rate continues increase

The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results rose to 9.2 percent -- up from 8.3 percent on Tuesday -- as just over 9,000...

Dane County grows by 37 new cases, one more death confirmed

Dane County confirmed 37 new coronavirus cases today, bringing the county's total to 5,326. As of this morning, the total number of recovered cases...

Positive test rate rises as 11 more die

The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results rose to 8.1 percent -- down from 7.4 percent on Tuesday -- as just over 10,000...

Wisconsin’s rural students face a digital divide as some return to screens instead of...

The 40-acre farmette where the Hellenbrand family lives in south-central Wisconsin is an eclectic mix of people and animals. Amy Jo Hellenbrand and her husband...

Dane County coronavirus count jumps by 84; two thirds are age 10-29

Dane County confirmed 84 new coronavirus cases today bringing the county's total to 5,290. As of this morning, the total number of recovered cases...

Dane County coronavirus map for August 27

Coronavirus cases in Dane County have been increasing rapidly over the past several weeks. This map details the increase in case counts in each...

Dane County new case count rises to 48, centered in adults in their 20s

Dane County confirmed 48 new coronavirus cases today bringing the county's total to 5,206. As of this morning, the total number of recovered cases...

Public Health asked Chamber of Commerce to weigh in on reopening plan, angering some...

While it was crafting the “Forward Dane” reopening plan in May, Public Health Madison Dane County (PHMDC) sought advice and took suggestions from the...

Positive test rate falls as testing ramps up; 13 more deaths reported

The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results fell to 6.4 percent -- down from 9.3 percent on Sunday -- as just under 10,000...

Dane County grows by 44 new cases today

Dane County confirmed 44 new coronavirus cases today bringing the county's total to 5,158. As of this morning, the total number of recovered cases...

Positive test rate continues to fall as testing ramps up

The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results fell to 6.4 percent -- down from 9.3 percent on Sunday -- as just under 10,000...

Dane County passes 5,100 total cases as 29 more are reported today

Dane County confirmed 29 new coronavirus cases today bringing the County's total to 5,114. As of this morning, the total number of recovered was...

‘Nowhere to go’: Wisconsin renters face evictions as emergency aid falls short

Kelli Walton waited four weeks to hear whether she qualified for state emergency rental assistance. When the news came, it was too late. By the...

Positive test rate remains high as testing slows

The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results slipped to 9.3 percent -- down from 10.9 percent on Saturday -- as about 4,800 tests...

Dane County confirms 35 new cases

Dane County confirmed 35 new coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing the County's total to 5,085. As of this morning, the total number of recovered was...

Positive coronavirus test rate jumps to 10.9% as 950 more cases and 13 deaths...

The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results jumped to 10.9 -- up from 7.8 percent on Friday -- as about 8,700 tests returned...

Dane County passes 5,000 total cases with 53 new reported today

Dane County confirmed 53 new coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing the County's total to 5,050. As of this morning, the total number of recovered was...

Public Health Madison Dane County orders all schools to start grades 3-12 online only

All schools in Dane County must begin the year using exclusively online, distance learning for grades three through 12 under an emergency order issued...

Positive test rate inches up slightly, 826 new cases confirmed

The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results rose slightly to 7.8 percent -- up from 7.5 percent on Wednesday -- as about 10,500...

Dane County approached 5,000 total cases as 44 new cases reported today

Dane County confirmed 44 new coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing the County's total to 4,997. As of this morning, the total number of recovered was...

Domestic violence spikes in pandemic

From our news partner Madison Commons: COVID-19 has brought forth a variety of issues for the country to address: access to healthcare, racial equity, and...

UW students skeptical of “Smart Restart”

Many students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have expressed serious concerns about their safety and health after the university announced that it begins fall...

Positive test rate rises, seven more deaths reported

The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results rose slightly to 7.5 percent -- up from seven percent on Wednesday -- as about 9,800...

Dane County confirms 27 new coronavirus cases, below 14-day average but still above threshold...

Dane County confirmed 27 new coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing the County's total to 4,953. As of this morning, the total number of recovered was...

Positive test rate rises as testing slows

The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results rose slightly to seven percent -- up from 6.3 percent on Monday -- as  about 9,500...

Dane County adds 39 new cases as total cases for the county surpass 4900

Dane County confirmed 39 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the County's total to 4,926. As of this morning, the total number of recovered...

13 more dead as testing remains slow, positive test rate falls

The rate of coronavirus tests returning positive results fell to 6.3 percent -- down from 7.6 percent on Monday -- as just under 10,000...