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Dane County new case count rises to 48, centered in adults in their 20s


Dane County confirmed 48 new coronavirus cases today bringing the county’s total to 5,206. As of this morning, the total number of recovered cases was listed as 4,563.

Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 39 this morning. There are currently 30 people with COVID-19 hospitalized in Dane County with nine of those in the ICU.

Today’s highest concentration of cases were among adults in their 20s. They had 38 percent of all new cases with 21 total reported today. Adults in their 60s and 30s both grew by six while teens 10-19, adults in their 40s and adults in their 50s grew by four. Children aged 0-9 grew by two and adults in their 70s grew by one additional case today.

The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for August 25, with the positive test percentage reported at 1.4 percent while August 24 is at 1.8 percent. The positive percentage for August 23 has been updated to 2.4 percent and August 22 remained at .8 percent. Madison365 expects that these numbers will be adjusted 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.

Last Thursday, 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.