Dane County confirmed 47 new coronavirus cases Sunday, which brings the County’s total to 4,229. As of this morning, the total number of recovered was listed as 3,3417 with 775 active cases in the County.
Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 37 this morning while total hospitalizations grew to 284, up from yesterday’s 282. As of 11am this morning, current hospitalizations for today have not been updated. August 2nd is still listed at 34 with 9 of those in the ICU.
The highest concentration of new cases are in those in their teens between 10-19 with 11 new cases today. This was the only age group to see double digits today. Those in their 20s grew by nine more cases while those in their 40s and 60s both grew by six. Adults in their 30s grew by five while adults in their 50s grew by four. Lastly, those in their 70s and children between 0-9 both grew by three more cases.
From today’s reported 47 new cases, 11 or 23.4 percent of all new cases were in people who identify as Black. They now make up 12.82 percent of all coronavirus cases while only six percent of the population in Dane County. Those who identify as Hispanic or Latinx also grew by 3 today – or 6.4 percent of all new cases. They now make up 15.37 percent of all cases while only six precent of the population. There were are also two additional cases in those who identify as Asian, or 4.25 percent of all new cases. They make up six percent of the population while 3.78 percent of all cases.
The most updated data on positive test percentage for a day is for August 2, with the positive test percentage reported as 1.8 percent while August1 was at 2.8 percent. The positive percentage for July 31 remained at 2.1 percent and July 30 at 1.5 percent. Madison365 expects that these numbers will adjust 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.
On Friday afternoon, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported their weekly breakdown for July 24-30. Of the 312 new positives for those dates, 79 percent, or 247 of those new positives, have been interviewed. Of the 247, 101 (40 percent) attended a gathering, party, or meeting with people outside their household. Also, 40 of those interviewed were part of clusters including: 12 from childcare, nine from workplaces, five from congregate facilities, four from youth camps, two from bars/restaurants, two from college-age housing and four from other clusters.
Earlier this week, Madison365 updated our interactive Dane County Coronavirus Map with dates ranging from June 29 – July 29. The map will be updated weekly.
We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.