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Dane County reports, 76 new coronavirus cases, more than half in their 20s


Dane County coronavirus cases continued to increase Wednesday with 76 new cases reported. Today’s increase is lower the last two days of triple digits with yesterday at 125 and Monday at 101

Once again, today’s new cases continue the trend of most new cases being discovered in younger people with over half – 40 of the new cases – aged in their 20s. Of the the rest, one is under the age of 10, nine are aged 10-19, and 13 are in their 30s. There were also 7 new cases in their 30s and 5 in their 40s as well.

There was one additional hospitalization today between the ages of 10-19.

The percentage of active cases have also slightly increased from yesterday. Yesterday, 53.36 percent were listed as recovered from all cases while 46.64 percent were active. Today, recovered cases make up 53.23 percent of all cases and 46.77 percent of all cases are now active. That means there are 875 current, active, contagious cases – which is up from yesterday’s 773 – confirmed in Dane County.

Dane County reports no new fatalities today, leaving the death toll here at 32.

This morning Public Health of Madison and Dane County updated their current order with additional restrictions that included limiting outdoor gatherings to 25 or fewer, indoor gatherings to 10 or fewer, as well as limiting indoor dining capacity to 25% for restaurants – as defined by the order – and allowing bars – as defined by the order – to provide take (no indoor dining). Bars and restaurants can still have outdoor seating as long as it followed social distancing.

Yesterday, Madison365 posted data regarding coronavirus spread in specific the neighborhoods and communities through June 26. Today’s data are not included, but will be included in an update next week.

Public Health Madison Dane County reports long waits for testing at Alliant Energy Center, and reported that National Guard members tested 2,182 people on Monday. In an email to Madison365, a PHMDC representative urged people to check with their primary care providers to see if they can get tested there before coming to the Alliant Energy Center.

We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.