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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...

PHMDC reports 51 new cases as numbers continue to fall

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 51 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 39,337. Over the past two...

Dane County Coronavirus Map: February 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...

‘He shouldn’t have had to die’: COVID-19 infects half of Wisconsin inmates, five times...

Calvin Johnson spent his final weeks at Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution wracked in pandemic anxiety, a former cellmate recalled. He closely tracked COVID-19’s...

Positive COVID test rate continues too fall; daily death rate slips below 20

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 5,500 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 938 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 90 new cases; 13.9 percent of Dane County have received at least...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 90 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 39,139. Information about the number...

PHMDC reports 128 new cases as active cases drop to 3 percent

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 128 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 39,049. Of today's 128 cases...

Running for their lives: Two men are running from Milwaukee to Madison to raise...

“I am running for them for that reason so that they have a voice,” said Kevin Cook, a former inmate and current member of...

Positive coronavirus test rate falls below 4%, but death toll surges past 6,100

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 5,800 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 821 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

Madison schools to begin return to in-person instruction March 9

In a press release Wednesday, Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) announced its decision to begin a phased return to in-person instruction, with Kindergarten students...

PHMDC reports 8 new deaths, 33 new cases

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 33 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 38,826. However, despite the low case...

PHMDC loosens restrictions; reports 103 new cases

Public Health Madison and Dane County issued a new emergency order today, loosening restrictions on gatherings, sports and other activities. Under the new order, indoor...

COVID indicators continue to improve; positive test rate falls to 4.4%

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 4,500 new coronavirus tests on Sunday, of which 671 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 82 new cases, nearly half college age

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 82 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 38,690. Of today's 82 cases...

PHMDC reports 104 new cases, no changes in hopsitalizations

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 104 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 38,608. Of today's 104 cases...

Wisconsin COVID testing falls again, but so do positive test rates

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 3,700 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 1,266 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 111 new cases; adds race & ethnicity to vaccine data

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 111 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 38,504. Of today's 111 cases...

UW-Madison’s new saliva-based testing regimen creates difficult transition for spring semester

From our content partner Madison Commons: In an effort to avoid a spike in COVID-19 cases on campus and throughout the surrounding community like that...

PHMDC reports 219 new cases, 5 deaths

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 219 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 38,393. Of today's 219 cases...

COVID death rate continues to fall, along with other indicators

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 5,900 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 1,177 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 82 new cases, over 10 percent of county residents have received first...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 82 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 38,174. Cases have increased by...

Fewer tests, more cases reported in Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 3,200 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, the lowest in several weeks, of which 1,095 were positive, for...

PHMDC reports 62 new cases as hospitalizations increase slightly

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 62 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 38,092. The area's current recovered...

Positive test rate ticks up slightly

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 3,800 new coronavirus tests on Monday, the lowest in several weeks, of which 750 were positive, for...

PHMDC reports 72 new COVID cases, hospitalizations drop slightly as county hits over 38,000...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 72 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 38,030. The area's current recovered...

Dane County Coronavirus Map as of February 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...

Completed vaccinations pass 100,000; positive test rates remain steady

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 5,200 new coronavirus tests on Sunday, of which 1,007 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 101 new cases, rise in current hospitalizations

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 101 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 37,958. With today's updated numbers,...

Positive test rates hold steady as Wisconsin reports nearly 1,500 new cases

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 6,400 new coronavirus tests on Saturday, of which 1,493 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 136 new cases, 7 more deaths as hospitalizations drop significantly

Dane County's total death toll from COVID-19 grew to 251 this morning, as seven more fatalities were reported. Though those in 70 and older...

COVID indicators continue to improve, but state reports 49 more deaths

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 7,000 new coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 1,567 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 121 new cases, hospitalizations drop slightly

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 121 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 37,721.  Dane County's current recovered...

Wisconsin positive test rates fall as vaccinations accelerate

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 8,000 new coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 1,802 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 201 new cases as hospitalizations continue to grow

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 201 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 37,600. Recovered cases in Dane...

Positive test rate falls below six percent; state reports 34 more deaths

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 6,550 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 1,328 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

COVID testing remains low, but positive test rate holds steady; 54 deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin reported just 5,448 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 1,301 were positive, for a positive test rate of about...

PHMDC reports 68 new cases and 12 new deaths

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 68 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 37,358. Recovered cases in Dane...

Positive test rates hold steady as state reports 946 new COVID cases

The state of Wisconsin reported just 4,199 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 946 were positive, for a positive test rate of about...

PHMDC reports 101 new cases as positive rates continue to decrease

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 101 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 37,290. Recovered cases in Dane...

Dane County Coronavirus Map for January 25

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

“Zoo School” provides virtual education support, and a lot more

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close last spring, it threw a lot of families into turmoil. It also changed things for organizations...

State reports 1,119 COVID cases, six deaths

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 6,300 new coronavirus tests on Sunday, of which 1,119 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 113 new cases; positive test rate falls below 3%

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 113 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 37,076. Recovered cases in Dane...

Most COVID indicators continue to improve, but fatalities continue

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 7,500 new coronavirus tests on Saturday, of which 1,681 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 141 new cases as hospitalizations continue to drop

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 141 new COVID cases today bringing the county's cumulative total to 37,076. Recovered cases in Dane...

Positive test rates continue decline, but death rate rises slightly

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 8,400 new coronavirus tests on Friday, of which 2,070 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 200 new cases as hospitalizations continue to drop

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 200 new COVID cases today bringing the county's cumulative total to 36,935. Recovered cases in Dane...

New COVID cases in Wisconsin top 2,100, but positive test rates hold steady

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 8,700 new coronavirus tests on Friday, of which 2,177 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

So you’ve been diagnosed with COVID-19. What next?

Morganne Seiner struggled to decide whether to visit her sister’s family in Marshfield, Wisconsin for Christmas. The 29-year-old Waterloo resident is five-months pregnant with...

Latino Academy of Workforce Development launches “Transportation is Essential” campaign

Factories and meat-packing plants are still running at full operation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting how important transportation is and how essential reliable drivers...

State reports 1,522 new COVID cases, 50 deaths

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 6,500 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 1,522 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

Dane County reports just 22 new COVID casese, but also 10 deaths

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 22 new COVID cases today, the lowest daily total in months, bringing the county's cumulative total...

State reports 1,525 new COVID cases, 42 deaths

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 5,100 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 1,525 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

COVID indicators continue to improve; positive test rate lowest reported to date

The state of Wisconsin  reported just over 5,100 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 1,083 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 89 new cases, hospitalizations continue to drop

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 89 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 36,515 Recovered cases in Dane...

Dane County Coronavirus Map for January 18

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 135 new cases, hospitalizations continue to drop

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 135 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 36,426. Recovered cases in Dane...

Record-high 128 deaths reported in Wisconsin; positive test rates continue to drop

The state of Wisconsin reported a record-high 128 COVID deaths on Saturday, bringing the total death toll to 5,450. Since March, an additional 161...

PHMDC reports 170 new cases, hospitalizations continue to drop

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 170 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 36,291. Recovered cases in Dane...

More than 30,000 Wisconsin residents now fully vaccinated; positive test rates continue steep decline

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 8,000 new coronavirus tests on Friday, of which 2,269 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

Dane County confirms 137 new cases, hospitalizations fall

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 137 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 36,121. Recovered cases in Dane...

More than 25,000 in Wisconsin have received full vaccine; COVID stats continue to improve

The state of Wisconsin reported just under 9,700 new coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 2,712 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 4 new deaths; 236 new positive cases as hospitalizations grow slightly

Four additional deaths were reported this morning by Public Health of Madison and Dane County, increasing the total death toll in Dane County from...

Positive COVID test rates continue to fall; 37 deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 7,400 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which 2,134 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 122 new cases, hospitalizations down

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 122 new COVID cases today, bringing the county's cumulative total to 35,748. Recovered cases in Dane...

State confirms UK variant of coronavirus has reached Wisconsin

On January 12 , the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and laboratory partners identified a variant strain of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19,...

State reports 50 COVID deaths as positive test rates continue to fall

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 6,600 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which 2,790 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

PHMDC reports 95 new cases and 3 deaths; hospitalizations jump by 46%

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a sharp increase in hospitalizations this morning. Yesterday, 71 people were in area hospitals for COVID-19...

State reports 1,456 new cases amid lower weekend testing

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 5,450 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 1,454 ere positive, for a positive test rate of...

It’s Only 10 Minutes: January 11

It's been quite a week on the national level. On the podcast today we get caught up on the investigation into the insurrection at...

Dane County coronavirus map for January 11

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

Wisconsin reports just 1,832 COVID cases and two deaths; positive test rates improve slightly

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 7,450 new coronavirus tests on Sunday, of which 1,832 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

After delay from DHS, PHMDC reports 8 deaths and 381 new cases

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported eight new deaths and 381 new cases after a delay in reporting from Department of Health...

State reports more than 3,000 new cases for 5th straight day, despite lower testing

The state of Wisconsin reported just over 8,600 new coronavirus tests on Saturday, of which 3,046 were positive, for a positive test rate of...

MMSD superintendent hopes for return to in-person instruction this spring

Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) announced earlier today that students will return to an all-virtual learning environment for the third quarter, which superintendent Carlton...

Wisconsin’s positive test rates fall; 3,474 new cases and 40 deaths reported

With testing and reporting ramping up after the holidays, the state of Wisconsin reported just over 10,600 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which...

Dane County reports 293 new cases as hospitalizations and active cases rise slightly

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 293 new positive cases added to the data as Madison Metropolitan School District announced their schools...

Madison schools to remain virtual until COVID conditions improve

The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) announced its plan to start the third quarter of the 2020-2021 school year in an all-virtual learning environment...
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WATCH NOW: Daily Update for January 7

Top Democrats and some Republicans are calling for President Trump to be removed from office, but could that actually happen? Here's Robert Chappell with...

Wisconsin’s positive COVID test rates level off as 3,791 new cases, 40 deaths reported

With testing and reporting ramping up after the holidays, the state of Wisconsin reported just over 10,000 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which...

Dane Co COVID: 13 deaths, 753 cases reported; prison outbreak fuels record-breaking new case...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 13 new deaths this morning, pushing Dane County's cumulative total of deaths to 203. Most of...

Wisconsin’s COVID death toll passes 5,000; positive test rate continues to rise

With testing and reporting ramping up after the holidays, the state of Wisconsin reported just under 10,000 new coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which...

Hospitalizations drop as 190 new cases are reported in Dane County

Public Health of Madison and Dane County also reported 190 new positive cases from COVID-19 Wednesday morning, increasing the county's cumulative total to 33,970....

As semester ends in Wisconsin, COVID-19 fears shrink — while concerns of academic slide...

One family reported driving to the community library parking lot, sitting there for hours each day so their children could use the wifi to...

State reports 95 deaths, 3rd highest single day total, as positive test rates surge

With testing and reporting still slow following the holidays, the state of Wisconsin reported just over 8,200 new coronavirus tests on Tuesday, of which...

Dane County reports eight deaths, 176 new cases

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported eight new COVID19 deaths this morning, increasing the total number of deaths from COVId-19 in Dane...
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Watch Now: Daily update for January 4

Despite only 1,407 new cases reported today, the seven-day positive test rate is the highest since December 4. Plus, hospitalizations are still on the...

Testing, reporting remain low; positive test rates continue to rise

With testing and reporting slow over the holiday weekend, the state of Wisconsin reported just over 3,900 new coronavirus tests on Monday, of which...

Dane County adds 205 new cases; massive COVID outbreak in state prison not yet...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 205 new positive cases from COVID-19 Monday, increasing the county's cumulative total to 33,604. The Wisconsin Department...

Dane County Coronavirus Map for January 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...
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Watch Now: Daily update for January 3

It's the highest-ever daily positive test rate -- 53% -- but that's a little inflated by a lack of testing. The more-accurate seven-day rate...

Lower coronavirus testing drives highest-ever daily positive test rate; seven-day rates also continue increase

With testing and reporting slow over the holiday weekend, the state of Wisconsin reported just over 4,500 new coronavirus tests on Sunday, of which...

Dane County reports 270 new cases as active cases grow slightly

After two days of reporting no new data due to technical issue in receiving data from the state, Public Health of Madison and Dane...

Positive COVID test rate continues to rise as reporting slows

With testing and reporting slow over the holiday weekend, the state of Wisconsin reported just over 5,000 new coronavirus tests on Friday, of which...

After a delay in reporting, Dane County reports 469 new cases for the past...

After two days of reporting no new data due to technical issue in receiving data from the state, Public Health of Madison and Dane...

Positive COVID test rates continue sharp increase

The state also reported just under 8,300 new coronavirus tests on Friday, of which 1,905 were positive, for a positive test rate of 23...
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Watch Now: Daily Update for December 31

Concerning news today: the seven-day positive test rate for all people tested has jumped from 25.1 to 28.4 , and the rate for all...

Positive test rate spikes; 41 deaths, 3,810 new cases reported

The state also reported just over 9,700 new coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 3,810 were positive, for a positive test rate of 39.25...

Positive test rate continues to rise as 2,755 new cases, 36 deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin reported 36 COVID deaths on Tuesday, and one previously reported in Jackson County was removed from the data, so the...

PHMDC reports 3 more deaths today as 123 new cases reported and hospitalizations increase...

Pubic Health of Madison and Dane County reported three new COVID-19 deaths this morning, increasing Dane County's cumulative total to 182. One person who...

2020 Staff Picks: Local performer’s pro-staying-at-home video goes viral, thanks to Rafael, Ava &...

We’re looking back on some bright moments in a difficult year, and asked each member of our team to name a few of their...

Positive test rates rise in Wisconsin, 73 deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin reported 73 COVID deaths on Tuesday, and one previously reported in St. Croix County was removed from the data, so...

Four deaths, 71 cases reported in Dane County as hospitalizations continue to rise

Pubic Health of Madison and Dane County reported four new COVID-19 deaths this morning, increasing Dane County's cumulative total to 179. Of the four...

Sheboygan County teen among 19 COVID deaths reported Monday

The state of Wisconsin reported 10 COVID deaths on Monday, including one person from Sheboygan County who was aged between 10 and 19, bringing...

Dane County reports 167 new cases as hospitalizations rise slightly

Hospitalizations in Dane County continue to grow slightly this morning according to today's update from Public Health of Madison and Dane County. There were...

Daily positive test rate tops 46% as state reports nine new deaths

The state of Wisconsin reported nine COVID deaths on Sunday, bringing the total death toll to 4,692. An additional 102 people have tested positive...

Hospitalizations continue to drop as 180 new cases are reported

Hospitalizations in Dane County continue to drop during the holiday weekend with 113 total COVID-19 patients in area hospitals as of Sunday morning. The...

State reports 2,138 cases, 9 deaths since Thursday

The state of Wisconsin reported nine COVID deaths on Friday and Saturday, bringing the total death toll to 4,683. An additional 102 people have...

Hospitalizations drop as 160 new cases reported after the holidays

After reporting no data on the Christmas holiday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 160 new positives cases this morning which gives...

State reports 60 more deaths, 2,799 new cases; positive test rates continue to fall

The state of Wisconsin reported 60 COVID deaths on Thursday, bringing the total death toll to 4,674. An additional 102 people have tested positive...

PHMDC reports 4 new deaths, 213 new cases

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported four new COVID-19 deaths this morning bringing the county's total to 175 since March. Once again,...

State reports 70 more COVID deaths as positive test rates continue to fall

The state of Wisconsin reported 70 COVID deaths on Wednesday, while one death previously reported was removed from the data, so the state's total...

PHMDC reports 8 new COVID deaths, 136 new cases

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported eight new COVID-19 deaths this morning bringing the county's total to 171 since March. Once again,...

Wisconsin reports 120 deaths, most in a single day, and 2,403 new cases

The state of Wisconsin reported 120 COVID deaths on Tuesday, the most in a single day, bringing the state's total death toll to 4,545....

PHMDC reports 27 new deaths, 62 new cases; hospitalizations grow slightly

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 27 new deaths - the highest single day of deaths from COVID-19 reported. This brings the...

Testing remains low; 1,435 new cases identified, eight deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin reported just 6,502 coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 1,435 were positive, for a positive test rate of 22 percent,...

Wisconsin will receive 16,000 doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in initial shipment

The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will begin arriving in Wisconsin this week with an initial shipment of 16,000 doses as state health officials plan to...

Hospitalizations grow slightly as 138 new cases reported in Dane County

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 138 new cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 31,548. Recovered...

Wisconsin reports fewest new cases in over a month, but positive test rates remain...

The state of Wisconsin reported just 7,693 coronavirus tests on Sunday, of which 1,826 were positive, for a positive test rate of 23.7 percent,...

Dane County reports 112 new coronavirus cases

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 112 new cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 31,410. Recovered...

Wisconsin reports 3,675 new coronavirus cases, 86 deaths; daily death average jumps over 51

The state of Wisconsin reported 10,876 coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 3,675 were positive, for a positive test rate of 35 percent, higher...

Dane County adds 195 new cases as hospitalizations rise

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 195 new cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 31,298. Recovered...

Wisconsin COVID numbers hold steady: 3,235 new cases, 61 deaths reported Friday

The state of Wisconsin reported 10,429 coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 3,235 were positive, for a positive test rate of 31 percent, down...

Dane County reports 193 new cases as hospitalizations rise and total cases push past...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 193 new cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 31,103. Recovered...

Dane County Coronavirus Map for December 18

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

Wisconsin reports 3,643 covid cases, 60 deaths

The state of Wisconsin reported 10,938 coronavirus tests on Thursday, of which 3,643 were positive, for a positive test rate of 33.3 percent. The state...

Dane County reports 226 new cases and 1 additional death as hospitalizations drop

Public Health of Madison and Dane County also reported 226 new cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 30,910....

Positive test rates hold steady as Wisconsin reports 74 more deaths

The state of Wisconsin reported 9,251 coronavirus tests on Wednesday, of which 2,402 were positive, for a positive test rate of 26 percent. The state...

20 more deaths reported as hospitalizations drop by 1 and 110 new cases in...

A day after announcing restrictions on gatherings would be eased, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 20 more people have died from...

Testing continues to fall, daily positive test rate jumps; 3,501 new cases and 56...

The state of Wisconsin reported just 7,299 coronavirus tests on Monday, of which nearly half -- 3,501 were positive -- for a positive test...

Dane County eases restrictions on indoor gatherings

Public Health Madison & Dane County has issued Emergency Order #11, which goes into effect tomorrow, rolling back restrictions on indoor gatherings and other restrictions...

Hospitalizations steady as 3 more deaths and 128 new cases reported

A day after Public Health of Madison and Dane County revised recommendations for area schools to phase in re-opening for in-person instruction, Dane County...

Public Health Madison & Dane County confirms Madison East student died of COVID

From our news partner Channel3000: Public health officials confirmed Monday that 16-year-old Isai Morocho died of COVID-19 in late November. Morocho is the youngest Wisconsinite to...

Testing falls sharply, positive test rates remain steady as 2,122 new cases and 12...

The state of Wisconsin reported just 7,350 coronavirus tests on Monday, of which 2,122 were positive, for a positive test rate of 28.9 percent. The...

Hospitalizations increase as 177 new COVID cases reported in Dane County

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 177 new cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 30,446. Recovered...

COVID testing is down sharply; Wisconsin’s numbers still high, but falling

The state of Wisconsin is processing far fewer tests for novel coronavirus than it did at the peak in mid-November -- barely over half...

Hospitalizations continue to decline as Dane County reports 221 new cases

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 221 new cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 30,269. Recovered...

Dane County pushes past 30,000 cases as 213 reported Saturday

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 213 new cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 30,048. Recovered...

Positive test rates, cases continue to fall; 3,858 new cases, 48 deaths reported Friday

The state of Wisconsin reported 48 COVID deaths on Friday, and one previously reported death was removed from the data, so the total death...

Dane County Coronavirus Map: December 11

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

Four new deaths reported as hospitalizations continue to drop

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported four new deaths this morning - bringing our cumulative total of deaths in the county to...

Positive test rate, hospitalizations continue to fall; 4,034 new cases and 57 deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin reported 57 COVID deaths on Thursday, putting the state's total death toll at 3,944. An additional 75 people have tested...

COVID-19 killed a thousand Wisconsinites in three weeks. These residents don’t see the danger.

Dan trusts practically nothing the media and medical establishments say about the COVID-19 pandemic. He considers the threat overblown. And saying as much on...

Hospitalizations drop as 272 new cases reported in Dane County

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 272 new cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 29,699. Recovered...

Wisconsin reports 83 deaths as positive test rate falls slightly

The state of Wisconsin reported 83 COVID deaths on Monday -- including 15 in Waukesha County and 13 in Milwaukee County -- and two...

Two more deaths reported, hospitalizations continue to rise as Dane County reports 158 new...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported two new COVID-19 deaths this morning, bringing the county's total to 108. This is a 42...

Positive test rate jumps as 71 deaths reported in Wisconsin

The state of Wisconsin reported 71 COVID deaths on Monday -- 14 in Waukesha County and 12 in Milwaukee County -- and three previously...

Hospitalizations rise as 3 new deaths and 145 new cases reported in Dane County

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 145 new coronavirus cases Tuesday morning, bringing the cumulative total to 29,268. The number of recovered...

See new COVID cases every day by zip code, school district or town on...

Every morning, by 9 am, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services will update a new interactive map that shows new cases and new deaths...

Coronavirus testing and cases continue to decline; 19 more deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin reported 19 COVID deaths on Monday -- five in Marathon County alone -- bringing the state's total death toll to...

Hospitalizations drop as Dane County reports 269 new cases, surpasses 29,000 total

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 269 new coronavirus cases Monday morning, bringing the cumulative total to 29,123. The number of recovered...

Lower testing returns fewer positive cases, 17 deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin reported 17 COVID deaths on Sunday -- seven in Barron County alone -- bringing the state's total death toll to...

Dane County reports 131 new cases as hospitalizations rise slightly

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 131 new coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing the cumulative total to 28,854. The number of recovered cases...

State reports fewer tests but about the same number of cases as Friday; 82...

The state of Wisconsin reported 82 COVID deaths on Saturday, but removed five from the data, so the total death toll went up by...

Dane County reports 270 new cases, one death as hospitalizations drop, but ICU admissions...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 270 new coronavirus cases Saturday, bringing the cumulative total to 28,723 cases. The number of recovered...

Positive test rate surges over 32%, 64 more deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin reported 64 COVID deaths on Friday, bringing the total to 315 over just the past four days. One previously reported...

Dane County confirms 346 new cases as hospitalizations rise

Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 346 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the cumulative total to 28,453 cases. The number of...

New Dane County Snapshot reveals 40 percent of all COVID-19 deaths for the county...

Public Health of Madison and Dane County released their new Data Snapshot for November 17 - November 30 which included specific demographic data on...

Dane County COVID-19 Map for December 4

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

Wisconsin’s positive test rate jumps again as 62 more deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin reported 62 COVID deaths on Wednesday, following the record-setting 107 reported yesterday. Two previously reported deaths were removed from the...

Dane County reports 375 new cases, one more death

Public Health of Madison and Dane County also reported 375 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the cumulative total to 28,107 cases. The number...

Coronavirus positive test rate rises again as testing remains low; 84 deaths reported

The state of Wisconsin reported 84 COVID deaths on Wednesday, following the record-setting 107 reported yesterday. Two previously reported deaths were removed from the...

Dane County reports 21 deaths, 239 new cases

According to a tweet this morning from Public Health of Madison and Dane County, review and verified 21 new deaths for Dane County. This...

It’s Only 10 Minutes: December 2

The Wisconsin legislature has finally gotten around to putting together a plan to address COVID -- well, not address it so much as spread...

Record 107 deaths reported, positive test rate jumps over 30%

The state of Wisconsin reported a record-setting 107 COVID deaths on Tuesday, a dramatic increase likely due in part to delays in reporting over...

Hospitalizations continue to rise as Dane County reports 118 new cases and 1 new...

Dane County reported 118 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the cumulative total to 27,493 cases. The number of recovered cases is at 22,618...

Lower testing continues, but positive test rate stays steady

The state reported 2,534 new coronavirus cases on Monday, on just over 8,700 tests, for a daily positive test rate of about 29 percent....

Dane County confirms 251 new coronavirus cases as hospitalizations grow

Dane county reported 251 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the cumulative total to 27,374 cases. The number of recovered cases is at 23,353...

Madison East student dies of COVID, principal says

Madison East High School junior Isai Morocho died during the Thanksgiving break after a "brief, COVID-related illness," according to an email to students and...

Positive test rate ticks up as testing remains low through holiday weekend

The state reported 3,831 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, on just over 9,500 tests, for a daily positive test rate of about 40 percent....

Hospitalizations continue to drop as Dane County reports 386 new cases

Dane county reported 386 new coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing the cumulative total to 27,124 cases. The number of recovered cases is at 21,974 as...