Dane County confirmed 66 new coronavirus cases today, which brings the County’s total to 3,965. Of those total cases, 3,109 are considered recovered.
Double digit growth returned to two age groups today as Dane County reported that those aged 10-19 and those in their 20s grew by 16 each. The third highest group were those in their 30s who grew by nine while children under 10 grew by seven more cases. Those in their 50s added six more cases to their total while those in their 60s grew by five and those in their 40s grew by four. Rounding up today’s update, two more cases were added to those in their 80s while one additional case was added to people aged in their 70s.
Dane County also added one additional death today, first reported by the state Department of Health Services yesterday afternoon. It’s the second death in a week for Dane County from COVID-19 and brings the total for all deaths to 35. Currently, there are also 32 people hospitalized with COVID-19 – up from yesterday’s reported 24. Of those 32, 8 are currently in the ICU.
From today’s reported 66 new cases, 10 new cases, or 15.15 percent of all new cases, are in people who identify as Hispanic or Latinx. They make up 15.31 percent of all COVID-19 related cases in the County while only making up six percent of the population. There were also seven, or 10.61 percent of all new cases, attributed to those who identify as Black. They now make up 12.71 percent of all cases while only making up six percent of the population in Dane County. Those who identify as Asian also grew by two, or 3.03 percent of all new cases. Asian people make up six percent of the population in Dane County and 3.83 percent of all cases.
Currently, the daily percentage of positive tests for July 25 is reported as 1.94 and July 26 at 2.42.
The updated Data Snapshot also gave us the latest information on the impact of COVID surrounding our communities of color for those two weeks as well. Those who identify as Hispanic or Latinx make up 7 percent of tests, 16 percent of cases during those weeks and 5 percent of the hospitalizations. According to the new data for July 11 – July 24, Black people were six percent of all tests, 14 percent of cases and 25 percent of hospitalizations for those dates as well. Black people make up about six percent of the population in Dane County. For those dates as well, Asian people made up four percent of tests and three percent of cases while making up seven percent of the population in Dane County.
We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.