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Dane County inches closer to 4000 recovered as 38 new cases are reported today


Dane County confirmed 38 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing the County’s total to 4,664. As of this morning, the total number of recovered was listed as 3,973.

Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 38 this morning while total hospitalizations grew to 306, up from yesterday’s 301. Currently, there are 10 people hospitalized in Dane County with nine of those in the ICU.

Today’s highest concentration of cases was among adults in their 30s with eight new cases while those in their 20s followed closely behind with seven new cases. Those in their 40s and teens aged 10-19 both grew by six while adults in their 50s grew by four. Older adults in their 70s grew by three additional new cases along with two new cases for those in their 80s. Children aged 0-9 and those in their 60s rounded out today’s numbers with one additional case each.

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

The most updated data on positive test percentage for a day is for August 12, with the positive test percentage reported as 0.6 percent while August 11 is now at 2.2 percent. The positive percentage for August 10 has been updated to 1.6 percent and August 9 at 1.6 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.

In yesterday morning’s blog post from Public Health of Madison and Dane County, Public Health provided a timeline of their decisions made during the pandemic and the data/guidance used to come to those decisions. A brief look of the timeline was also shared on social media:


This morning Madison365 updated our interactive Dane County Coronavirus Map. The map will be updated weekly.

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