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Dane County hits triple digits for a second day in a row, total cases hit 2,889


Dane County confirmed 104 new coronavirus cases today bringing the total to 2,889 cases since the pandemic began in March. Of those 2,889 total cases, 1,104 are still active and 1,785 are recovered.

Today’s increase once again was centered in those in their 20s, with almost half of today’s new cases — 49 — in that age group. Each age group today had at least one additional case. There were also three more new cases in children under 10, nine between 10-19 and 11 for both groups in their 30s and their 40s. There were also five new cases reported in their 50s, four in their 60s, and one in their 70s and in their 80s, respectively.

Of the 104 new cases reported today, 19 cases or 18 percent were attributed to those who identify as Hispanic. They now make up 14.85 percent of all cases while only making up 6 percent of the population in Dane County. There was also 12 new cases, or 11.54 percent of all new cases, attributed to those who identify as Black, which brings their total of cases in Dane County to 11.9 percent. Black people make up about 5 percent of the population in Dane County. Four more cases or 3.9 percent of all new cases have been attributed to those who identify as Asian, who make up 3.88 percent of all cases and 5 percent of the population in Dane County.

Dane County also reported no new deaths since yesterday, which keeps the county’s total at 33 today. Total hospitalizations for the county for COVID-19 rose to 238 today. Currently, there are 25 COVID-19 inpatients in Dane County. Of those 25, 7 are currently in the ICU.

As data for the number of negative tests is lagged by several days, the most recent data on the percentage of positives for a day is for July 6, when the positive test percentage was 5.12 percent while updated numbers now have July 5 at 4.6 percent. Madison365 expects that number to adjust slightly as more negative tests are attributed to those dates in the coming days.

According to a tweet yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported the following breakdown for the week of July 3rd through July 7th. With 559 new cases, 126 of them reported they attended a gathering, party, or meeting with people outside their home. They also reported that 64 of the new cases from this week came from the following clusters: 34 from bars or restaurants, 7 from congregate facilities, 6 from college-aged housing, 2 from gyms, 1 from a daycare, and 14 from other workplaces.

On Wednesday morning, Madison365 updated our data regarding coronavirus spread in specific neighborhoods and communities by census tract from June 15th through July 7th – including a new interactive map by census tract. Today’s data are not included, but will be included in an update next week.

In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County and Madison365, another pop up, drive-thru testing center will be taking place again next week. You can read more about dates, time sand the specific sites in our previous story. Testing is still available today at Alliant Energy Center from 8am – 4pm.

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