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Dane County coronavirus growth slows, at least for a day

Dane County confirmed 34 new coronavirus cases Monday, which brings the County’s total to 3,529. Of those 3,529 cases, 1,109 are considered active, a slight drop from yesterday’s 1,146. The 34 new positive cases represent 3.9 percent of all tests processed in the last 24 hours.

The largest number of today’s cases are attributed to those in theirs teens and 20s, with 18 more cases in people aged 10-29 — nine each in the 10-19 and 20-29 age groups. Two new cases were confirmed in children under the age of 10, two in people in their 30s, five in people in their 40s, four in their 50s and one in their 60s.

Dane County reported no new deaths which keeps the total death toll in the county to 34. Total hospitalizations for the county for COVID-19 stayed at 261 with 34 still currently hospitalized for COVID-19. However, of the 33 currently hospitalized.

Of the 34 new cases reported today, none identify as Hispanic. Still, Hispanic people  make up about 15 percent of all COVID-19 related cases in the County while only making up six percent of the population. There were also four, or about 12 percent of all new cases, attributed to those who identify as Black. They now make up 12.88 percent of all cases while only making up five percent of the population in Dane County.

On Friday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County provided a look at cases for the past week (July 10 – 16). Of the 565 new positives, contact tracers were able to conduct interviews with 372 people or 65.8 percent of those who tested positive during that week. Of those 372, 146 (39 percent) reported that they had attended a party, gathering or meeting with those outside their household. Also, of those 372, 46 (12 percent) were associated with known clusters: 17 from workplaces, 11 from bars/restaurants, seven from childcare, five from college age housing, three from congregate facilities, one from gyms and two from other clusters.

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 and next 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. Yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported no wait after 9:30am.

Earlier this week, Madison365 updated our data regarding coronavirus spread in specific neighborhoods and communities by census tract from June 15th through July 14th – including an update to our interactive map by census tract. Today’s data are not included, but will be included in an update next week.

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