Dane County confirmed 40 new coronavirus cases today, which brings the County’s total to 4005. As of this morning, the total number of recovered was still listed as 3,109 by Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s dashboard, however, WI’s Department of Health data lists recovered cases at 3,176.
The highest concentration of cases with a double digit growth was centered around those aged 10-19 with 10 more cases while those in their 40s grew by nine and those in their 30s grew by eight. Adults in their 20s, the age group that often has had the most cases day to day and has 40 percent of all cases since the pandemic began, grew by six today, followed by those in their 50s with four and children 0-9 two. Rounding out today’s update, those in their 60s grew by one. .
There were no additional deaths reported today which leaves the total for the county at 35. Hospitalizations for COVID-19 grew by three to 277 today, however, current hospitalizations dropped from yesterday’s 32 to 27. Of those currently hospitalized, seven are currently in the ICU.
From today’s reported 40 new cases, 4 new cases, or 10 percent of all new cases, are in people who identify as Hispanic or Latinx. They make up 15.26 percent of all COVID-19 related cases in the County while only making up six percent of the population. There were also three or 7.5 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. Those who identify as Asian and those who identify as American Indian/Alaskan both grew by one, or 2.5 percent of all new cases. Asian people make up six percent of the population in Dane County and 3.82 percent of all cases while American Indian/Alaskan make up .5 percent of the population and now .75 percent of all cases.
The most updated data on positive test percentage for a day is for July 29, with the positive test percentage reported as 1.24 percent while July 28 is currently at 2.46 percent, July 27 at 6.32 percent, July 26 at 2.68 percent, and July 25 at 1.93 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.
Earlier this week, Madison365 updated our interactive Dane County Coronavirus Map with dates ranging from June 29 – July look 29. The map will be updated weekly.
We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.