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Dane County grows by 57 as recovered cases inches toward 3700


Dane County confirmed 57 new coronavirus cases this morning which brings the County’s total to 4,484. As of this morning, the total number of recovered has been updated to 3,699.

Dane County’s death remained at 38 while total hospitalizations grew by 295 from yesterday’s 293. Currently, there are 34 people hospitalized in Dane County which is up from yesterday’s reported 32. Of those 34 hospitalized, eight are in the ICU.

The highest concentration of new cases are in those in their 20s with 20 new cases. People aged 10-19 also experienced a double-digit increase with 16 new cases. Adults in their 30s and 40s both grew by seven while those in their 60s grew by three, in their 50s by 2 and those in theirs 70s and 90s by one each.

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

The most updated data on positive test percentage for a day is for August 7, with the positive test percentage reported as 1.4 percent while August 6 is now at 1.8 percent. The positive percentage for August 5 has updated at 1.2 percent and August 4 at 2.3 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.

Public Health also released their current weekly breakdown on cases for the week of July 31 – August 6 with 338 new positive cases reported. As of yesterday afternoon, 289 of those had been interviewed with 103 or 35.6 percent reporting that they attended a party, gathering or meeting with others outside their home. Of the 289, 35 were also part of the following clusters: 11 from workplace, 7 from bars/restaurants, 6 from large gatherings, 5 from childcare facilities, 1 from congregate facilities and 5 from other clusters.

On Thursday, Madison365 updated our interactive Dane County Coronavirus Map with dates ranging from July 6 – August 5. The map will be updated weekly.

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