Dane County confirmed 60 new coronavirus cases Thursday, bringing the total to 2,657 cases since the pandemic began in March. Of those 2,657 total cases, 1,059 are still active and 1,508 are recovered. Dane County’s total case count has almost doubled over the past two weeks where on June 25th, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a total of 1350 cases.
Today’s increase once again was centered in those in their 20s with 40 percent of all new cases. Their total was 24 today while two more new cases were children under 10, 10 were between 10-19 and six were in their 30s. There were also seven new cases reported in their 40s, six in their 50s, three in their 70s and one person in their 80s.
Dane County is still at 32 deaths, which has been consistent since June 17th, however hospitalizations rose today from yesterday’s 28 to 33 currently hospitalized for COVID-19. Of those 33, 9 are currently in the ICU.
As data for the number of negative tests is lagged by about 4 days, the most recent percentage of positives for a day is for July 4, when the positive test percentage was 27.51 percent. Public Health of Madison and Dane County reports a positive test rate of 4.4 percent for July 3. Madison365 expects that number to adjust as more negative tests are attributed to those dates in the coming days.
Yesterday 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.
Also yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported on their Twitter account that wait times for free testing were only 10 minutes at Alliant Energy Center. In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County and Madison365, another pop up, drive-thru testing center will be taking place today at Lighthouse Church on Sherman Avenue from 1pm – 7pm. You can read more about dates, time sand the specific sites in our previous story.
We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.