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Dane County adds 28 new cases with one additional death; percent of positives continue to drop


Dane County confirmed 28 new coronavirus cases today as the number of recovered cases has grown to 2,983 as one additional death brings the total for the County to 34.

From the 28 cases identified Monday morning, the only age group to experience a double-digit  were those in their 20s with 10 additional cases while those between 10-19 added eight more cases. Those in their 50s grew by six while those in their 40s and 60s grew by four. Adults aged in their 30s and 70s grew by two while those in theirs 80s and children aged 0-9 grew by one.

Dane County reported one additional death today, which increased the total number for the county to 34,  while total hospitalizations for the county for COVID-19  remained at 272. Current hospitalizations, however, also remained at 28 while those currently in ICU dropped by one to eight from yesterday..

Of the 28 new cases reported today, nine, or 32.14  percent of all new cases, are attributed to those identify as Hispanic or Latinx. They now make up 15.22 percent of all COVID-19 related cases in the County while only making up six percent of the population. There were also three, or 10.71 percent of all new cases, attributed to those who identify as Black. They now make up 12.66 percent of all cases while only making up six percent of the population in Dane County. There were also two more cases for those who identify as Asian or 7.14 percent of all new cases. They make up 3.83 percent of all coronarvirus cases in Dane County and about five percent of the population.

Today, the percentage of positive tests is at 1.1 percent for July 26 and 1.9 percent for July 25. The breakdown for each day can be found on Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s Dashboard.

On Friday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County also reported their weekly breakdown of cases. With 358 more positive cases reported for the week of July 17- July 23, contact tracers were able to interview 208, or 58% of all reported positives for the week, and found that 94 (or 45 percent of those interviewed) attended a gathering, party or meeting with people from their outside home. Of those 94, 16 were tied to the following clusters – 7 from work places, 2 from bars/restaurants,  from childcare, 2 from college-age housing, and 4 from congregate facilities.

Last week, Madison365 updated our interactive Dane County Coronavirus Map with dates ranging from June 22 – July 21. The map will be updated weekly.

We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.