Dane County coronavirus cases continued to increase Tuesday with 125 new cases reported. Today’s increase matches the highest single-day total to date and is the fourth time in a less than a week that Dane County has hit triple digits in new cases with last Wednesday at 105, this past Saturday at 125 and yesterday at 101.
Once again, today’s new cases continue the trend of most new cases being discovered in younger people. Of the 125, one is under the age of 10, eight are aged 10-19, 76 are in their 20s and 16 are in their 30s. There were also 9 cases each for those in their 30s and 40s as well.
New hospitalizations have spread across the age groups with one under the age of 10, two in their 20s, three in their 30s, and one each in their 50s, 60s, and 70s.
The percentage of active cases have also increased from yesterday. Yesterday, 58.12 percent were listed as recovered from all cases while 41.88 percent were active. Today, recovered cases make up 53.36 percent of all cases and 46.64 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.
Yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County updated their Data Snapshot with a look at June 13 – June 26. Their Forward Dane metrics show that for those two weeks, Dane County has averaged 44 new cases per day and 37% of new cases do not know where they could have gotten COVID from – both of which are well above the threshold to move toward phase 3.
This morning, 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 yesterday. 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.