Dane County has confirmed 66 new cases today which brings the County’s total to 3071. Of those 3071 cases, 1086 are considered currently active.
There were 25 new cases for those in their 20s. This age group has seen a steady climb in numbers the last two weeks. Those in their 30s also experienced a double-digit growth with new cases today totaling 13 while those under 10 grew by three more cases and those between 10-19 grew by six. There were also three new cases in those in their 40s, 9 in their 50s, six in their 60s and nine in their 70s.
Of the 66 new cases reported today, 13 cases or 19.7 percent were attributed to those who identify as Hispanic. They now make up 14.95 percent of all cases while only making up six percent of the population in Dane County. There was also 9 new cases, or 13.64 percent of all new cases, attributed to those who identify as Black, which brings their total of cases in Dane County to 11.9 percent. Black people make up about five percent of the population in Dane County. Three more cases or 3.9 percent of all new cases have been attributed to those who identify as Asian, who make up 3.84 percent of all cases and 5 percent of the population in Dane County,
Dane County also reported no new deaths since yesterday, which keeps the county’s total at 33 today. Total hospitalizations for the county for COVID-19 rose to 247 today, up from yesterday’s reported 244. Currently, there are 27 COVID-19 inpatients in Dane County, which is up from yesterday’s 24. Of those 247, 8 are currently in the ICU.
As data for the number of negative tests is lagged by several days, the most recent data on positive test percentage for a day is for July 7, when the positive test percentage was 10.37 percent while updated numbers now have July 6 at 5.12 percent. Madison365 expects that number to adjust slightly as more negative tests are attributed to those dates in the coming days.
Dane County’s mask order took effect this morning at 8:00 am, Dane County’s mask order takes effect for everyone age 5 years and older when indoors with people other than members of their own household. Exceptions are made for people who are eating in restaurants, but they do have to maintain proper social distancing and there are other exemptions or physical, mental or developmental conditions according to Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s order. According to the PHMDC website, the order will be enforced with an “education-first approach” with a complaint team established by the PHMDC. Citations will only be issued if a business or individual continues to violate the order despite attempts to educate. For those within the City of Madison, the ticket would be $376. For those outside the City, the County ordinance ticket would be $263.50.
In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County and Madison365, another pop up, drive-thru testing center will be taking place again this week. You can read more about dates, times and the specific sites in our previous story. Testing is still available today at Alliant Energy Center from 8am – 4pm.
We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.