Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 22 new COVID cases today, the lowest daily total in months, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 36,580. Recovered cases in Dane County grew to 34,143 after today’s update while active cases dropped this morning to 2,219 or about six percent of all cases.
Over the past seven days, four percent of tests have returned positive results. Over the past 14 days, the rate is 4.9 percent.
Additionally, 10 deaths were reported this morning by Public Health of Madison and Dane County, increasing the total death toll in Dane County from COVID-19 since the pandemic began to 228. One of those who died was in their 50s, one was in their 60s, three in their 70s, two in their 80s, and three were older than 90. Two were Black and one was Hispanic. Deaths in Dane County continue to center on those who are 70 and older, who make up 85 percent of all deaths. Deaths have increased by 18 percent since December 31.
Hospitalizations in Dane County, including both residents of Dane County and people from neighboring counties, fell from yesterday’s 87 to 86. Of those 86, 26 are in the ICU, one fewer than yesterday’s 27.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown to 1,104.
Madison365 has updated our weekly map of COVID-19 cases in the county by census tract.
We will have an update later this afternoon for statewide numbers after 3 pm.