Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 135 new COVID cases today, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 36,426. Recovered cases in Dane County grew to 33,692 after today’s update while active cases dropped this morning to 2,516 or 6.9 percent of all cases.
No additional deaths were reported this morning by Public Health of Madison and Dane County, keeping the total death toll in Dane County from COVID-19 since the pandemic began to 218. Deaths in Dane County continue to center on those who are 70 and older, who make up 85.3 percent of all deaths. Deaths have increased by 17 percent since December 31.
Hospitalizations in Dane County, including both residents of Dane County and people from neighboring counties, fell once again this morning from yesterday’s 85 to 83. Dane County hospitalizations of COVID have not been this low since they hit 84 on October 19. Of those 83, 20 are in the ICU.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown from yesterday’s reported 1,078 to 1,083.
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.