Dane County confirmed 76 new coronavirus cases Sunday, which brings the County’s total to 4,182. As of this morning, the total number of recovered was listed as 3,367 according to the Department of Health Services.
Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 37 this morning while total hospitalizations grew to 282, up from yesterday’s 280. Current hospitalizations grew by double digits today rising to 34 from yesterday’s 24. Of those 34 hospitalizations, 9 are in the ICU.
The highest concentration of new cases is in those in their 20s with 22 new cases today. Those in their 30s and 40s both grew by double digits with 16 and 11 respectively. Those in their 60s grew by eight while those in their 60s grew by seven, followed by an increase of six cases for children aged 10-19. Adults in their 50s also grew today with three more cases, while children aged 0-9 added two more cases to their totals and adults in their 80s added one more case.
From today’s reported 76 new cases, 17 — or 22.37 percent of all new cases — are in people who identify as Hispanic or Latinx. They make up 15.47 percent of all COVID-19 related cases in the County while only making up six percent of the population. There were also 11 new cases, or 14.47 percent of all new cases, attributed to those who identify as Black. They now make up 12.70 percent of all cases while only making up six percent of the population in Dane County. There were are also two additional cases in those who identify as Asian, or 2.63 percent of all new cases. They make up six percent of the population while 3.78 percent of all cases.
The most updated data on positive test percentage for a day is for August 1, with the positive test percentage reported as 1.8 percent while July 31 is currently at 3.4 percent, July 30 at 1.9 percent, July 29 at 2.7 percent, and July 28 at 2.0 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.
On Friday afternoon, 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.