Dane County coronavirus cases continued a sharp increase Wednesday, as 71 new cases were reported — by far the highest single-day increase to date.
The County saw 70 new cases combined between Sunday and Monday, with Monday’s reported total of 40 being the highest single-day increase to that point.
On Wednesday, Public Health Madison Dane County (PHMDC) tweeted that 25 percent of new cases — 99 out of 400 — discovered during the month of June reported attending a gathering of family or friends.
Many people that we follow-up with are possibly getting COVID-19, or spreading COVID-19, at gatherings with friends and family. From June 1 to June 22, out of 400 people that tested positive, 99 people said they attended a gathering.
— @publichealthmdc (@PublicHealthMDC) June 23, 2020
By contrast, only seven reported having attended a protest.
PHMDC did not immediately respond to an inquiry as to whether today’s new cases were connected to an existing cluster, or to any specific facilities.
Today’s new cases continue the trend of most new cases being discovered in younger people. Of the 71, two are in children under 10, 10 are aged 10-19, and 37 are aged 20-29.
Dane County reports no new fatalities today, leaving the death toll here at 32.
We will have another update of statewide statistics this afternoon.