Here’s the lastest news about the coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic and its effects in the Madison area. Please email any tips or information to news@madison365.org.

 
Locations of Confirmed Cases

First confirmed US case of Omicron coronavirus variant detected in California

By Jacqueline Howard and Kaitlan Collins, CNN (CNN) -- The United States' first confirmed case of the Omicron coronavirus variant has been identified in California,...

Omicron, a new Covid-19 variant with high number of mutations, sparks travel bans and...

By David McKenzie, Ghazi Balkiz and Ivana Kottasová, CNN (CNN) -- The discovery of a new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant by South African...

Dane County reverses course, extends mask mandate to January — with exceptions for vaccinated

Public Health Madison & Dane County has announced that it will extend its mask mandate, requiring face coverings among people ages two and older...

Madison Children’s Museum offers vaccines, free playtime Monday

Families will be able to get children ages 5–11 vaccinated with the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Madison Children's Museum from 1-7 pm...

Unvaccinated 5 times as likely to be infected, 11 times as likely to be...

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released data on Monday comparing cases, hospitalizations and deaths among vaccinated and unvaccinated in October, showing a...

Nearly 80% of Americans have been exposed to Covid misinfo, and many don’t know...

 By Brian Stelter and Virginia Langmaid, CNN Business (CNN) -- The information landscape about Covid-19 is bewildering, with factual and fictional claims competing for attention....

It’s Only 10 Minutes: November 4

Kids 5-11 can now get vaccinated! SSM VP of Pharmacy Services, Dr. Mo Kharbat, joins the show today to talk about that & answer...

CDC advisers unanimously recommend giving Covid-19 vaccine to kids ages 5 to 11

By Maggie Fox, CNN (CNN) -- Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted Tuesday to recommend giving Pfizer's child-sized dose...

Dane County extends mask mandate to Nov 27; not expected to extend further

Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) on Monday announced a 22-day extension of the requirement to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces,...

FDA authorizes Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11

By Maggie Fox, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization on Friday for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children 5...

FDA could authorize a Covid-19 vaccine for kids by this week. Here’s the most...

By Susannah Cullinane, CNN (CNN) -- As the number of new daily cases of Covid-19 continues to fall in the US, the country awaits a...

Area school district shortens COVID quarantine period to allow athlete to run in sectional...

UPDATE: The Albany School District Board of Education voted 4-3 to shorten its quarantine period for people who have "close contact" with COVID-19-infected people...

US Covid-19 rates are declining, but colder weather could mean the Delta wave still...

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- This Delta variant could be the last major surge of the Covid-19 pandemic, but now is not the time...

Madison West Spanish students walk out to demand district allow immune compromised teacher to...

Madison West Spanish students walked out of class Wednesday to demand that their teacher be allowed to return to teaching them via remote video...

US child Covid-19 deaths are an ’embarrassment,’ FDA vaccines head says

By Madeline Holcombe and Virginia Langmaid, CNN (CNN) -- Child deaths from a preventable illness like Covid-19, no matter how few, are motivation for authorizing...

Dane County extends face covering emergency order to November

Dane County health officials announced Monday that they are extending the countywide mask mandate until Nov. 5. No changes were made to the existing face-covering...

Hmong community leaders, Public Health partner to host vaccinations clinics at Hmong grocery stores...

With the number of COVID-19 cases locally on the increase, Public Health Madison & Dane County has been partnering with local Hmong community leaders...

Unvaccinated 4 times as likely to be infected, 8 times as likely to be...

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released data on Wednesday comparing cases, hospitalizations and deaths among vaccinated and unvaccinated in August, showing a...

Poverty rose in 2020 amid pandemic even as stimulus payments helped some 11.7 million...

By Tami Luhby, CNN   (CNN) -- The nation's poverty rate rose to 11.4% last year, but the first two rounds of federal stimulus payments helped...

Black, Hispanic people miss out on Covid-19 testing and vaccinations

By Deidre McPhillips, CNN (CNN) -- Black and Hispanic people in the United States are more likely to catch Covid-19, and they're more likely to...

Biden announces new vaccine mandates that could cover 100 million Americans

Originally Published: 09 SEP 21 08:44 ET Updated: 09 SEP 21 18:12 ET By Kevin Liptak and Kaitlan Collins, CNN (CNN) -- President Joe Biden on Thursday...

Dane County extends mask mandate to Oct. 8, exempts some musicians and performers

Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) on Thursday issued a new public health order requiring masks indoors until at least October 8. The Order...

America’s ongoing school nurses shortage turns dire: ‘I don’t know what the school year...

By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- As she held up her cell phone to take back-to-school selfies with the new school resource officers last week,...

$100 COVID-19 Vaccine Reward Program extended until Sept. 19

Wisconsin residents have a little more time to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and receive a $100 reward from the state...

UW reports nine in ten people in campus community are fully vaccinated

Nine in ten people in the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus community are fully vaccinated, the university announced on Thursday. As of Sept. 1, 88 percent...

US Covid-19 cases among children are surging. Experts warn it may get worse

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- Last week, the number of Covid-19 cases in children in the US reached levels not seen since the winter...

Asian American leaders fear Covid-19 origin report could fuel more bigotry and violence

By Nicole Chavez, CNN (CNN) -- Asian American leaders are concerned that a report on the origins of the Covid-19 virus expected to be released...

It’s Only 10 Minutes: August 24

The Pfizer vaccine now has full FDA approval -- but what does that actually mean? Mo Kharbat, VP of Pharmacy Services at SSM Health,...

FDA grants full approval to Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, opening door to more vaccine mandates

Originally Published: 23 AUG 21 08:31 ET Updated: 23 AUG 21 10:19 ET By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday...

It’s Only 10 Minutes: August 20

  It's another all-COVID podcast, as the virus is hitting childcare centers hard and the state has published data laying out exactly what getting vaccinated...

State data shows sharp contrast between vaccinated, unvaccinated

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released data on Thursday comparing cases, hospitalizations and deaths among vaccinated and unvaccinated populations since February, showing...

As UW prepares to bring students back, concern about vaccination among Madison communities of...

The University of Wisconsin-Madison unveiled a series of COVID-19 prevention measures intended to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus as students return to...

UW will require weekly testing for unvaccinated students, staff

Beginning August 30, University of Wisconsin-Madison staff and students must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or be tested once a week, according to an...

Madison College offering free COVID-19 vaccinations

Madison College is offering free vaccinations as part of its "WolfPack Welcome" student orientations in August, the college announced on Wednesday. The shots are...

It’s Only 10 Minutes: August 18

It's another all-COVID episode, as cases surge, Dane County reinstates its mask mandate and the federal government talks of vaccine boosters. We've got some...

Dane County issues indoor mask mandate

Public Health Madison & Dane County today announced a new Face Covering Emergency Order, which takes effect Thursday and requires that everyone age 2...

Covid-19 hospitalizations are surging again, but they’re different this time

By Deidre McPhillips and Naomi Thomas, CNN (CNN) -- Covid-19 hospitalizations in the United States have been growing for more than a month, and at...

It’s Only 10 Minutes: August 10

It's Sweet 16 for the T in Tales with Big T, the local childhood literacy program. Plus, the NAACP is launching a national push...

White House touts more than 864,000 vaccinations in last 24 hours, highest rate since...

By Betsy Klein, CNN (CNN) -- The White House touted progress in vaccinations in recent days, noting that over the past 24 hours, the US...

UW Health to require all providers and staff to receive COVID-19 vaccination

All UW Health employees and staff will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the provider announced Wednesday, in line with its pre-existing requirement...

Biden administration to announce new efforts to limit evictions

By Kaitlan Collins, Phil Mattingly and Kevin Liptak, CNN (CNN) -- The Biden administration is expected to announce new efforts aimed at limiting evictions, according...

UW-Madison to require masks on campus this fall

UW-Madison will require faculty, staff and students to wear face coverings in all campus buildings beginning Thursday, according to an email sent from the...

Dane County, City of Madison employees now required to get COVID vaccine or get...

All county and city employees in Dane County and Madison will be required to be vaccinated from COVID-19 or submit proof of a weekly...

It’s Only 10 Minutes: July 30

We're digging into the COVID data. One highlight: for the week of July 11, three out of four new cases in Wisconsin were Delta...

It’s Only 10 Minutes: July 28

COVID has taken a turn for the worse. On the pod today, we talk through the numbers, new masking guidelines and upcoming vaccine requirements. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3PIhwd2SM4rCMksh00xSOz?si=2RpVLA-CQrSbY34K8AiaIQ&dl_branch=1 ...

Dane County recommends masks indoors, even if vaccinated

Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) is issuing new recommendations regarding the use of masks, in light of new guidance from the CDC. “The...

Wisconsin reports nearly 1,000 new COVID cases, highest daily total since April

From our content partner, Channel 3000. MADISON, Wis. — New coronavirus cases in Wisconsin are surging to levels they haven’t been since the vaccine first...

Covid-19 ‘is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated,’ CDC director says

By Dakin Andone and Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- With Covid-19 cases rising in all 50 states, health officials say it's clear that unvaccinated people...

‘We aren’t a bunch of lazy people’: Rejoining workforce isn’t easy for some who...

Karen Miller wants to work. Ideally, the 65-year-old would return to her old job of digitizing government documents for Data Dimensions in Janesville, Wisconsin....

FEMA offers generous funeral aid to those grieving COVID-19 deaths. Getting it isn’t easy.

by Noelle Alviz-Gransee for Wisconsin Watch & Kristin Byrne for TMJ4 Shenora Staten-Jordan felt lost when her father, Gary Lee Staten, died of COVID-19 in...

“We move the economy forward.” Green Bay’s Latino workers face dangerous workplaces, barriers to...

For the past 18 months, essential workers have been lauded across the country-their praises heard in the exuberant clanging of pots daily at 7...

Vaccine hesitancy continues for some younger Americans. Here’s one reason why

By Amara Walker and Maria Cartaya, CNN   (CNN) -- Destiny Britt has given the Covid-19 vaccine a lot of thought and has no plans to...

Oneida Nation’s emergency COVID response was ahead of the state, but vaccinations lag behind

When COVID infections began to rise in the spring of 2020, tribal officials in the Oneida Nation acted to safeguard elders first. Prior to...

Free vaccine clinic Saturday at Appleton Pentecostal Assembly

A free pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic is being held on Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Appleton Pentecostal Assembly (map),...

Madison-based Metcalfe’s Market offers color-coded bracelets to show social distancing comfort levels

Originally Published: 20 JUN 21 14:00 ET By Rachel Trent, CNN (CNN) -- As Americans try to navigate a return to at least some level of...

Bayview Community Center hosts vaccine clinic

Edgewood College student Nanceny Fanny has lived at Bayview, an affordable housing community in Madison, for about as long as she can remember. Her...

Second pop-up vaccine clinic administers nearly 100 doses

Outside the Urban League of Greater Madison building on Tuesday, two DJs played music, blasting peppy tunes on speakers, while people danced and laughed...

“COVID has changed the world that we live in.” Project Recovery offering free emotional...

Coronavirus restrictions have nearly disappeared in Wisconsin, but that doesn’t mean that lingering effects of the economic fallout and consequences of a global pandemic...

A new coronavirus variant is on the rise. Here’s why experts are concerned

By Madeline Holcombe and Holly Yan, CNN (CNN) -- The Delta variant is on its way to becoming the dominant strain of coronavirus in the...

Marquette University to require students to be vaccinated for 2021-22 school year

The COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all students attending Marquette University this fall. The university made the announcement Monday, saying in order for everyone...

Mask mandate, all COVID-19 restrictions lifted in Dane County

All public health orders in Dane County have expired, including mask requirements and gathering limits, as of Wednesday, June 2. “As with every decision we...

Go Big or Go Home: How Milwaukee set the stage for tackling racism as...

This piece was produced for the NEW News Lab, a local news collaboration in Northeast Wisconsin. In 2017, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele appointed Nicole...

The US economy is closer than ever to ‘back to normal.’ But we’ve still...

By Anneken Tappe, CNN Business (CNN) -- More than a year after the pandemic began, the US economy is on the cusp of a full...

Urban League of Greater Madison, community partners to host free COVID-19 vaccination clinic Tuesday

The Urban League of Greater Madison, along with multiple community partners including SSM Health, will host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic Tuesday, May 25,...

10 reasons why young, healthy people really do need to get vaccinated

By Holly Yan, CNN (CNN) -- Young adults are now steering the course of this pandemic as the biggest spreaders of coronavirus. But many say they...

Dane County: All COVID restrictions end June 2

Effective on June 2, Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) will lift all public health orders, including mask requirements, and gathering and capacity...

Attention Appleton: Taperz Barbershop to offer free COVID vaccines at pop-up clinic Saturday

Anybody in or around Appleton looking for a COVID vaccine can stop by Taperz Barber Shop on Richmond Avenue Saturday from 10 am to...

People vaccinated against Covid-19 can go without masks indoors and outdoors, CDC says

By Elizabeth Cohen and John Bonifield, CNN (CNN) -- People fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors...

More than half of people in Dane County now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

 From our content partner Channel 3000. MADISON, Wis. — More than half of Dane County is now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, local health officials announced...

Capitol walk kicks off Vaccine Awareness Week

About a dozen advocates turned out for a vaccine awareness walk Tuesday evening, led by the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County (BGCDC). Sporting...

50 percent of eligible residents fully vaccinated in Dane County, according to WI DHS

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a total of 10 new COVID-19 cases this morning, increasing the County's overall total to 44,449. ...

It may be time to relax indoor face mask mandates, Fauci says

By Lauren Mascarenhas and Christina Maxouris, CNN (CNN) -- Dr. Anthony Fauci says federal guidance on wearing face coverings indoors may change soon. Sunday on ABC...

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County to host series of vaccine awareness events

During the week of May 10, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County (BGCDC), in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy...

Herd immunity unlikely until children are vaccinated, doctor says

It is unlikely we will be able to reach herd immunity against COVID-19 in Dane county until children are eligible to receive the vaccine,...

FDA to authorize Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for 12-to-15-year-olds by early next week, official says

By Maggie Fox, CNN (CNN) -- The US Food and Drug Administration is poised to authorize Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine in children and teens ages 12...

Slightly over 45 percent of eligible Dane County residents are vaccinated as 81 new...

After a delay in reporting yesterday due to DHS, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported  a total of 81 new COVID-19 cases...

Positive test rate rises slightly; 34.5 percent now completely vaccinated in Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 2,900 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 369 were positive. The seven-day average of new cases...

Dane County Coronavirus Map for May 3

This map shows current total case count for each census tract, as well as the increase in cases over the past two weeks, from...

PHMDC reports 71 new cases

After announcing an increase in gather and capacity limits for Dane County yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 71 new cases,...

Dane County increases gathering and capacity limits for all businesses

Restaurants and other businesses may open to 75 percent approved capacity under a new order from Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) that...

57.9 percent of eligible Dane Co. residents have received at least one vaccine dose;...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported , 46 increasing the County's overall total to 43,895. Cases overall have dropped by 10.9 percent...

Over 55.3 percent of Dane County residents have received at least one shot

PHMDC reported another 66 new COVID-19 cases Friday, increasing the County's overall total to 43,665. Cases overall have dropped by 22.4percent in the past...

State reports 732 new COVID cases; positive test rate falls to 3.3%

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 5,900 new coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 732 were positive. The seven-day average of new cases...

PHMDC reports 63 new cases as thousands of vaccine appointments are available at Alliant...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a delay in data graphics for their dashboard this morning, but overall data was still made...

State reports 805 COVID cases; positive test rate rises slightly

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 4,300 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which 805 were positive. The seven-day average of new cases...

Over 53 percent of eligible residents have received at least one shot; hospitalizations increase...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported another 44 new COVID-19 cases - increasing the County's overall total to 43,438. Despite the triple...

Positive COVID test rate drops to 3.4%

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 3,000 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 393 were positive, the lowest in weeks. The seven-day...

Just over 1 in 3 eligible Dane County residents fully vaccinated; county reports 119...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported another 119 new COVID-19 cases - increasing the County's overall total to 43,394. Despite the triple...

Dane County Coronavirus Map: April 19

This map shows current total case count for each census tract, as well as the increase in cases over the past two weeks, from...

Milwaukee County exec focuses on equity in vaccine rollout

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley said COVID vaccinations in the county’s most vulnerable ZIP codes increased by 80 percent after all adults were given...

Minority-led small businesses surveyed were hit hardest by the pandemic

By Jeanne Sahadi, CNN Business (CNN) -- While the Covid-19 pandemic was a major blow for most small businesses, firms owned by people of color...

Dane County reports 94 new cases

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported another 97 new COVID-19 cases - increasing the County's overall total to 43,040. Cases overall have...

State reports 1,222 new COVID cases, most in months

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 4,200 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 1,222 were positive, the most in many months. The...

Over 49.3 percent of eligible Dane County residents have received at least one COVID-19...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported another 46 new COVID-19 cases - increasing the County's overall total to 42,943. Cases overall have...

PHMDC, Boys and Girls Clubs pause Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Based on a recommendation from the Federal Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC)...

Dane County Coronavirus Map: April 12

This map shows current total case count for each census tract, as well as the increase in cases over the past two weeks, from...

COVID cases down but positive test rate climbs again

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 3,200 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 402 were positive. With more than 1,370 cases reported...

As 48.9 percent of eligible residents receive at least one dose, cases grow by...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a net increase of 51 new COVID cases this morning. Though lower than the past few...

After a delay in reporting, PHMDC reports 192 new cases for Dane County

Unable to publish due to a delay in reporting yesterday by WI Department of Health Services, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported...

PHMDC reports 36 percent increase in cases for past two weeks

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a net increase of 108 new COVID cases. Though lower than yesterday's reported 137, today is...

State confirms nearly 1,100 new cases; positive test rate holds at 3.8%

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 5,500 new coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 1,092 were positive. With the second consecutive day over...

State confirms more than 1,000 cases; positive test rate rises to 3.8%

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 5,846 new coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 1,046 were positive. The seven-day average of new cases...

As more than 1 in 4 eligible people are fully vaccinated in Dane County,...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a net increase of 137 new COVID cases, considerably higher than in recent days, bringing the...

Forward Madison announces return to Breese Stevens

Forward Madison FC will return to Breese Stevens Field in 2021, the team announced Thursday. The Flamingos will start the season with a limited capacity...

Fauci says new Covid-19 cases are at a disturbing level as the US is...

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) -- The number of new Covid-19 cases has plateaued at a "disturbingly high level," and the US is at risk...

One in four in Dane County are fully vaccinated; cases for past two weeks...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a net increase of 55 new COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total of 42,409. Overall...

UW Health partners with community orgs to vaccinate vulnerable populations

To help equitably vaccinate the public against COVID-19, UW Health is partnering with community organizations serving communities of color for population-specific vaccination clinics, the...

State confirms 886 more cases as positive test rate rises again

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 3,300 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which 886 were positive. The seven-day average of new cases...

Boys and Girls Clubs to host vaccine clinics next three Saturdays

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County will make single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines available free of charge at its Madison-area locations...

Positive test rate continues steady rise; now 3.4%

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 2,800 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 307 were positive. The seven-day average of new cases...

Outbreak at Dane County childcare center infects 35 children, caregivers & family; linked to...

Note: The original press release from PHMDC said 16 family members had been infected; the correct number is 14. This story has been updated...

PHMDC reports 77 new cases as 42.3 percent have received at least one dose...

As vaccination eligibility opened up across the state this morning to all those 16 and older, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported...

Dane County Coronavirus Map: April 5

This map shows current total case count for each census tract, as well as the increase in cases over the past two weeks, from...

‘We’re not given the option to get vaccinated’: Advocates work to narrow racial and...

Barbara felt ecstatic in January when a Wisconsin Department of Health Services letter confirmed that she and her parents were eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations....

Positive test rate rises to 3% as state reports 875 new cases, most in...

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 4,200 new coronavirus tests on Friday, of which those 875 were positive. At least 100 of those...

PHMDC reports 88 new cases as 39.2 percent of eligible residents have now received...

PHMDC reported a net increase of 88 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 42,080. Overall cases have increased in the past two...

Dane County ends most restrictions on outdoor gatherings; indoor mask mandate remains in place

Citing "a month of stable and improving COVID-19 data, specifically a dramatic increase in vaccination numbers," Public Health Madison & Dane County has issued...

Fully vaccinated people can resume travel at low risk to themselves, new CDC guidance...

By Lauren Mascarenhas, CNN (CNN) -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released a highly anticipated update to travel guidance for...

Positive test rate rises again, vaccinations accelerate

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 17,500 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, citing a backlog of negative test results. Of those tests, 563...

Wisconsin Supreme Court rules Gov. Evers’ overstepped emergency powers during pandemic

From our content partner, Channel 3000. MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Evers overstepped his emergency powers in issuing multiple...

Gov. Evers: All Wisconsinites 16 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5

Starting April 5, all Wisconsin residents 16 years old and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday. “We knew...

Positive test rate steady at 2.7%; more than 1 million Wisconsinites fully vaccinated

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 3,200 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 296 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports cases on the rise after weeks of declines

PHMDC reported a net increase of 42 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 41,842. Overall cases have increased in the past two...

Dane County Coronavirus Map: March 29

This map shows current total case count for each census tract, as well as the increase in cases over the past two weeks, from...

Positive test rate ticks up again

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 4,800 new coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 434 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 58 new cases, cases down 21 percent for past two weeks

After a delay in reporting from WI Department of Health Services, PHMDC reported a net increase of 58 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative...

Positive test rate steady at 2.5%, 537 new cases reported

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 5,000 new coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 527 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 71 new cases, 33.5 percent of those eligible received at least one...

After a delay in reporting from WI Department of Health Services, PHMDC reported a net increase of 71 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative...

PHMDC reports 83 new cases as 31.4 percent of residents have received at least...

After a delay in reporting from WI Department of Health Services, PHMDC reported a net increase of 83 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative...

Positive test rate holds at 2.3%, no new deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 2,900 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 338 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

30.4 percent of county residents have received at least one dose as active cases...

As of this morning, PHMDC reported a net increase of 45 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 41,485. Overall cases have decreased...

Dane County Coronavirus Map: March 22

This map shows current total case count for each census tract, as well as the increase in cases over the past two weeks, from...

Positive test rate ticks up as 14 deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 2,700 new coronavirus tests on Friday, of which 402 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

Over 100,000 Dane County residents now fully vaccinated, cases down 7.6 percent as 6...

As of this morning, PHMDC reported a net increase of 27 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 41,403. Overall cases have decreased...

COVID plateau continues as vaccines accelerate

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 2,300 new coronavirus tests on Friday, of which 390 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

COVID cases up slightly, positive test rate holds at 2.2%

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 3,200 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 490 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

Positive test rate ticks up slightly; 15 deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 2,800 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 318 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 36 new cases, 2 deaths

As of this morning, PHMDC reported a net increase of 36 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 41,259. Overall cases have decreased...

All adults in Milwaukee’s most vulnerable neighborhoods can get vaccinated starting Monday

All adults regardless of age, health or occupation in 10 Milwaukee zip codes can be vaccinated beginning Monday, March 22, Milwaukee County Executive David...

New cases up slightly as deaths fall sharply; daily average of reported deaths now...

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 1,700 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which 480 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 14 percent decrease in cases past two weeks; 26.1 percent of county...

As of this morning, PHMDC reported a net increase of 44 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 41,223. Overall cases have decreased...

Vaccine eligibility for nearly 2 million people moved up a week to March 22

Gov. Tony Evers and the Department of Health Services (DHS) announced in a press release today that individuals age 16 and older with certain...

A concerning variant is about to become dominant in the US, experts say, and...

Originally Published: 16 MAR 21 02:44 ET Updated: 16 MAR 21 12:12 ET By Christina Maxouris, CNN (CNN) -- Experts are worried some Americans are letting up...

Wisconsin has wasted few COVID-19 vaccine doses, data show

Wisconsin vaccine providers reported 2,247 wasted or spoiled doses of COVID-19 vaccine through February, state Department of Health Services records show. That’s less than...

State positive test rate holds at 2%, vaccines pass 2 million doses administered

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 2,200 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 294 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 23 new cases as overall cases drop 17.5 percent

As of this morning, PHMDC reported a net increase of 23 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 41,179. Overall cases have decreased...

Dane County Coronavirus Map: March 15

This map shows current total case count for each census tract, as well as the increase in cases over the past two weeks, from...

How to get a COVID-19 shot in Wisconsin: Vaccine hunters share tips

Robin Davis was thrilled to learn that Wisconsin deemed her family eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations starting March 1. That offered hope that she and...

23.3 percent of Dane County residents vaccinated as 69 new cases are reported

As of this morning, PHMDC reported a net increase of 69 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 41,055. Overall cases have decreased...

PHMDC reports 92 new cases, 1 death

As of this morning, PHMDC reported a net increase of 92 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 40,986. Overall cases have decreased...

People younger than 65 with health conditions eligible for vaccine March 29

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today in a press release that individuals age 16 and older with certain medical conditions will...

Wisconsin’s positive test rate drops, vaccinations accelerate

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 4,700 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 516 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

21.4 percent of Dane County residents have received at least one dose of vaccine;...

As of this morning, PHMDC reported a net increase of 44 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 40,894. Overall cases have grown...

USDA extends free lunch waivers through summer

In a press release yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced  the nationwide extension of several waivers that allow all children to continue...

Daily new case count surges, but positive test rate holds at 2.2%

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 1,450 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which 463 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

Statewide COVID statistics continue to fall; just 178 new cases reported Monday

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 2,050 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 178 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 30 new cases, 7.2 percent drop in cases over past two weeks

As of this morning, PHMDC reported a net increase of 30 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 40,821. Overall new weekly cases...

Dane County Coronavirus Map for March 8

This map shows current total case count for each census tract, as well as the increase in cases over the past two weeks, from...

PHMDC reports 51 new cases; 9.3 percent drop overall for past two weeks

As of this morning, PHMDC reported a net increase of 51 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 40,791.  Overall new weekly cases...

Dane County reports 80 new cases; daily new case rate rises slightly

As of this morning, PHMDC reported a net increase of 80 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 40,740.  Overall new weekly cases...

New cases, reported deaths down sharply; positive test rate steady at 2.3%

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 3,400 new coronavirus tests on Friday, of which 350 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 50 more cases; 19.4 percent of county has had at least one...

As of this morning, PHMDC reported a net increase of 50 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 40,660.  Overall new weekly cases...

Vaccinations accelerate as positive test rate falls slightly

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 4,800 new coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 677 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 121 new cases and 5 deaths as cases drop 35.9 percent over...

As of this morning, PHMDC reported a net increase of 121 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 40,610.  Overall new weekly cases...

Efforts ramp up to vaccinate teachers, people of color

On the same day that SSM Health announced it would vaccinate 1,200 Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) staff, Public Health of Madison and Dane...

Positive test rate rises slightly as nearly 20,000 more complete vaccination

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 3,800 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 539 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 66 new COVID cases as 100,000 county residents have received at least...

As of this morning, PHMDC reported a net increase of 66 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 40,489.  Overall new weekly cases...

After two days with 0 deaths, state reports 29, including several younger people

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 2,400 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which 324 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC announces new order as cases drop 31.5 percent over the past two weeks

This afternoon Public Health of Madison and Dane County announced Emergency Order #14 outlining updated guidelines for gatherings, sports, and other activities, along with...

State reports 308 new cases — lowest in months — and zero deaths for...

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 3,100 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 208 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 54 new cases as cases overall drop by 23.6 percent

This morning Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a net increase of 56 COVID cases, with seven cases removed from the data. ...

Dane County Coronavirus Map: March 1

This map shows current total case count for each census tract, as well as the increase in cases over the past two weeks, from...

Positive test rate drops to 2.2 percent; vaccines near 500,000

The state of Wisconsin reported under 3,800 new coronavirus tests on Sunday, of which 464 were positive, for a positive test rate of about...

PHMDC reports 25 new cases as overall cases drop by 10.5 percent

This morning Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a net increase of 25 COVID cases, with seven cases removed from the data. ...

PHMDC reports 65 new cases as cases overall have continued to decrease

This morning Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a net increase of 65 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 40,297....

State COVID vaccine map appears full of inaccuracies

The vaccine provider map the Department of Health Services announced today seems rife with errors, based on a small survey of providers listed. Several reporters...

PHMDC reports 1 new death, 54 new cases with 34 percent increase in cases...

According to this week's new Data Snapshot for February 8 through February 21, 50 percent of new Dane County cases were UW Madison students...

Positive test rate drops to 2.4% as massive data dump reports 54,000 tests in...

The state of Wisconsin reported more than 13,000 new coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 840 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

Plans to vaccinate teachers delayed at least two weeks

From our news partner Channel3000: Even though teachers and educators will be among those prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines starting March 1st, public health officials in...

Dane County cases have increased 23.6 percent over the past two weeks as PHMDC...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a net increase of 67 COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 40,178. While...

State reports 747 new cases, 25 deaths, nearly 20,000 more completed vaccinations

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 5,300 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which 747 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 16.2 percent increase in cases for past 2 weeks; 82 new cases...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a net increase of 82 COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 40,111. While...

State reports 566 new cases, 33 deaths; positive test rate steady at 2.6%

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 3,550 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which 566 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 5 new deaths; 16 more cases

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a net increase of 16 COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 40,029. About...

PHMDC reports 56 new cases, more than half aged 18-22

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 56 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 40,013. While it's not clear...

Dane County Coronavirus Map: February 22

This map shows current total case count for each census tract, as well as the increase in cases over the past two weeks, from...

PHMDC reports 84 new cases; over half of new cases reported between 18-22

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 84 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 39,957. While it's not clear...

State reports 676 new COVID cases, 17 deaths; positive test rate falls to 2.8%

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 4,800 new coronavirus tests on Saturday, of which 676 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

Second day of triple-digit increase, with 118 new cases reported by PHMDC

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 118 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 39,873. While it's not clear...

Positive test rate falls below 3%, but death rate rises slightly

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 5,300 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 774 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 155 new cases; campus cases on the rise

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 155 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 39,755. While it's not clear...

State reports 733 new COVID cases, 18 deaths as positive test rates falls to...

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 5,500 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 733 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 141 new cases, 3 deaths

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 141 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 39,600. While it's not clear...

Early Dane County data shows racial disparity in vaccinations

From our news partner, Madison Commons: Recent data from Public Health Madison & Dane County shows racial disparities for those that have received the COVID-19...

State passes one million vaccine doses given; positive test rate holds at 3.1%

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 4,900 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 657 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 90 new cases; 15.3 percent of residents received at least one vaccine...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 90 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 39,459. While it's not clear...

UW Credit Union launches $1.5 million fund to address racial disparities in Madison, Milwaukee

UW Credit Union announced today in a press release that it will invest $1.5 million to address racial inequities in Madison and Milwaukee through...

More COVID cases, deaths reported, but 7-day positive test rate holds steady

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 3,218 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which 624 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 20.2 percent drop in cases overall for the past two weeks; adds...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 32 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 39,369. While it's not clear...

State reports 405 new COVID cases, lowest in months; positive test rate 3.1%

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 4,100 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 405 were positive, for a positive test rate of...