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Dane County numbers dip as percentage of positives continue to drop

Dane County confirmed 23 new coronavirus cases Saturday, which brings the County’s total to 4,106. As of this morning, the total number of recovered was listed as 3,306 by Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s dashboard.

Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 37 this morning while total hospitalizations grew to 280, up from yesterday’s 278. Currently, there are still 24 people hospitalized with eight in the ICU.

The highest concentration of new cases is in those aged 40 with six new cases today. Those in their 20s grew by five while three more cases were added for those aged 10-19 and those in their 30s. Additionally, two new cases were added to those children aged 9 and younger.

From today’s reported 23 new cases, seven — or 25 percent of all new cases — are in people who identify as Hispanic or Latinx. They make up 15.34 percent of all COVID-19 related cases in the County while only making up six percent of the population. There were also 2 new cases, or 7.14 percent of all new cases, attributed to those who identify as Black. They now make up 12.66 percent of all cases while only making up six percent of the population in Dane County.

The most updated data on positive test percentage for a day is for July 31, with the positive test percentage reported as .6 percent while July 30 is currently at 1.9 percent, July 29 at 3.6 percent, July 28 at 2.5 percent, and July 27 at 2.5 percent. Madison365 expects that these numbers will adjust as more negative and positive tests are attributed to those dates in the coming days . The break down for each day can be found on Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s Dashboard.

Yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported their weekly breakdown for July 24-30. Of the 312 new positives for those dates, 79 percent, or 247 of those new positives, have been interviewed. Of the 247, 101 (40 percent) attended a gathering, party, or meeting with people outside their household. Also, 40 of those interviewed were part of clusters including: 12 from childcare, nine from workplaces, five from congregate facilities, four from youth camps, two from bars/restaurants, two from college-age housing and four from other clusters.


Earlier this week, Madison365 updated our interactive Dane County Coronavirus Map with dates ranging from June 29 – July 29. The map will be updated weekly.

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