Dane County confirmed 61 new coronavirus cases today, which brings the County’s total to 3,623. Of those total cases, 1,135 are considered active – a drop from yesterday’s 1,142.
Those aged in their 20s returned to having the highest number of new cases reported with 16. The number of cases in people in their 40s and 50s also grew by double digits with 15 and 11, respectively. Children under 10 and those in their 70s each grew by one additional case, while those between 10-19 grew by five more cases, those in their 30s by nine more cases, and those in their 60s by three.
Dane County reported no new deaths which keeps the total death toll in the county at 33, and total hospitalizations for the county for COVID-19 remained at 267. Currently, there remains 31 people hospitalized with nine in the ICU.
Of the 61 new cases reported today, 13 , or 21.31 percent of all new cases, are attributed to those identify as Hispanic or Latinx. They now make up 15.24 percent of all COVID-19 related cases in the County while only making up six percent of the population. There were also six, or 9.84 percent of all new cases, attributed to those who identify as Black. They now make up 12.81 percent of all cases while only making up six percent of the population in Dane County. Al new cases were reported for those who identify as Asian as well as those who identify as American Indian/Alaskan.
As the number of negative tests reported is lagged by several days, the most updated data on positive test percentage for a day is for July 15, with the positive test percentage has been updated to 4.27 percent while updated numbers now have July 14 at 19.35 percent, July 13 at 5.29 percent, July 12 at 8.08 percent and July 11 at 3.40 percent. Madison365 expects that these numbers will adjust considerably as more negative and positive tests are attributed to those dates in the coming days. The break down for each day can be found on Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s Dashboard.
In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County and Madison365, more pop up, drive-thru testing centers 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 8 am – 4 pm. Yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported no wait after 9:30 am.
This morning, 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.