Dane County has confirmed 3,005 coronavirus cases with today’s additional 116 new cases today. Of those 3005 cases, 1146 are considered currently active.
Today’s increase once again was centered in those in their 20s, with about 35% of today’s cases — 41 — in that age group. There were double-digit increases among other age groups as well with 14 between 10-19, 19 for both groups in their 30s, 13 in their 40s and 14 in their 50s. There were also three new cases in children under 10, four in their 60s, six in their 70s, and one new case in in both the 80s and 90s age group.
Of the 116 new cases reported today, 17 cases or 14.66 percent were attributed to those who identify as Hispanic. They now make up 14.8 percent of all cases while only making up six percent of the population in Dane County. There was also 13 new cases, or 11.21 percent of all new cases, attributed to those who identify as Black, which brings their total of cases in Dane County to 11.8 percent. Black people make up about five percent of the population in Dane County. Three 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 while 2 more cases were attributed to those who identify as American Indian/Alaskan which brings their total to 3.83% of all cases while they make up about .5% of the population.
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 244 today, up from yesterday’s reported 238. Currently, there are 24 COVID-19 inpatients in Dane County. Of those 24, 8 are currently in the ICU.
As data for the number of negative tests is lagged by several days, the most recent data on positive test percentage for a day is for July 7, when the positive test percentage was 10.37 percent while updated numbers now have July 6 at 5.12 percent. Madison365 expects that number to adjust slightly as more negative tests are attributed to those dates in the coming days.
Starting tomorrow, July 13, at 8:00 am, Dane County’s mask order takes effect for everyone age 5 years and older when indoors with people other than members of their own household. Exceptions are made for people who are eating in restaurants, but they do have to maintain proper social distancing and there are other exemptions or physical, mental or developmental conditions according to Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s order. According to the PHMDC website, the order will be enforced with an “education-first approach” with a complaint team established by the PHMDC. Citations will only be issued if a business or individual continues to violate the order despite attempts to educate. For those within the City of Madison, the ticket would be $376. For those outside the City, the County ordinance ticket would be $263.50.
According to a tweet Friday, 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.
From 7/3—7/9 there were 559 new cases of COVID-19 in Dane Co. See below 👇The targeted approach we’ve taken to control the increase in cases over the past few wks has had positive effects! We’re seeing fewer cases & fewer associated w/clusters—particularly bars & restaurants pic.twitter.com/op4SlkjTjv
— @publichealthmdc (@PublicHealthMDC) July 10, 2020
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 this week. You can read more about dates, times and 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.