Coronavirus cases in Dane County have been increasing rapidly, especially in neighborhoods near the University of Wisconsin campus, and especially recently.
For this reason, we are releasing an updated map today, rather than waiting until Thursday, and we are only including the increase in cases over the past two weeks in today’s map. The new map reflects the period from August 23 through September 6.
The data comes from the state Department of Health Services map, which shows current case counts by census tract. The DHS map does not show historical data, however. We are able to provide comparisons between past and current case counts because we’ve been tracking cases in each neighborhood since early May.
Each pin on the map represents a census tract. You can zoom in on the map to find your neighborhood. Clicking or tapping on a pin will allow you to see:
- Description of the neighborhood
- Number of cases as of 8/23
- Number of cases as of 9/6
- Difference in the number of cases between those two dates
- Number of cases per 1,000 residents as of 8/23
- Number of cases per 1,000 residents as of 9/6
- Difference in the number of cases per 1,000 residents between those two dates
- The percentage change between those two dates
We will continue to update the data in this map at least once per week.