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Dane County coronavirus count jumps by 84; two thirds are age 10-29


Dane County confirmed 84 new coronavirus cases today bringing the county’s total to 5,290. As of this morning, the total number of recovered cases was listed as 4,601

Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 39 this morning. There are currently 27 people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Dane County with 10 of those in the ICU.

Today’s highest concentration of cases were among adults in their 20s, followed by teens aged 10-19 as both age groups experienced double-digit increases. Adults in their 20s grew by 35 new cases while teens aged 10-19 grew by 22. Together, they make up 67.86 percent of all new cases today. Adults in their 30s grew by nine as adults in their 40s, 50s, and 70s all grew by five additional cases. Adults in their 60s, 80s and 90s all grew by one additional case.

This increase comes on the heels of UW-Madison announcing their new data dashboard for campus yesterday. As of August 26th, UW-Madison currently has a total of 36 positive cases with 33 students and 3 employees, who have all tested positive since August 6. With a total of 3,006 run this gives UW a 1.2 percent positive test rate. UW’s dashboard will be updated daily at 2 pm and is subject to change as more information comes in.

Madison365 is now reporting the growth of COVID-19 cases for the last two weeks by age and race/ethnicity with the interactive graphs below.

The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for August 26, with the positive test percentage reported at 2.0 percent while August 25 is at 1.85 percent. The positive percentage for August 24 has been updated to 1.8 percent and August 23 is now at 2.3. Madison365 expects that these numbers will be adjusted as more negative and positive tests are fully processed and attributed to the appropriate dates in the coming days. The break down for each day can be found on Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s Dashboard.

This morning, Madison365 updated our interactive Dane County Coronavirus Map. The map will be updated weekly.

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