Dane County coronavirus cases continued a sharp increase Sunday, as 120 new cases were reported — by far the highest single-day increase to date.
It is the fourth single-day record posted this week: Monday’s 40 new cases were the record at the time, followed by reports of 71 new cases on Tuesday and 105 on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Public Health Madison Dane County (PHMDC) tweeted that 25 percent of new cases from June 1-22 — 99 out of 400 — 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.
Today’s new cases continue the trend of most new cases being discovered in younger people. Of the 125, six are under the age of 10, 13 are aged 10-19, 75 are in their 20s.
New hospitalizations include one person in their 20s and two people in their 70s.
Dane County reports no new fatalities today, leaving the death toll here at 32.
On Thursday, Public Health Madison Dane County rolled back some “reopening” restrictions, limiting bars and restaurants to seated service only, allowing customers to go to restaurants only with members of their households, and limiting indoor gatherings to 10 or fewer people.
On Saturday, PHMDC said some “traffic issues” had forced them to close their Alliant Energy Center community testing site early. Via Twitter, they said National Guard members were conducting as many as 190 tests per hour and that wait times were as high as 90 minutes.
— @publichealthmdc (@PublicHealthMDC) June 27, 2020
We will have another update of statewide statistics this afternoon.