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PHMDC reports 113 new cases; positive test rate falls below 3%


Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 113 new COVID cases today, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 37,076. Recovered cases in Dane County grew to 34,693 after today’s update while active cases dropped slightly this morning to 2,146 or about six percent of all cases.

Over the past seven days, the percentage of positive for the county has dropped to 2.9 percent. Over the past 14 days, the rate is now at 3.7 percent.

Deaths in Dane County remained at 228 this morning, with most of the deaths remaining among those 70 and older. The most  deaths in a single month occurred in December of 2020 with 86 total deaths in that month. Currently, there have been 15 deaths reported in January from COVID-19 in the county.

Hospitalizations in Dane County, including both residents of Dane County and people from neighboring counties, continued to drop to 77.

For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown to 1,117.

According to DHS’ website, Dane County has given 44,938 doses of the vaccination – the most of any county.

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.