(Dodge County) Public health officials in the Madison area say they are not worried about the uptick in coronavirus cases – yet. Public Health Madison and Dane County raised the local coronavirus activity level to “medium,” but Dane County’s high vaccination rate means there’s no cause for serious concern.
The agency says only 29 people are in Dane County hospitals with COVID; the fewest since last July. Public health officials maintain getting vaccinated and being boosted is the best defense against the virus.
Dodge County’s COVID activity level remains in the low category, which means masks are not required. Local health officials recorded four additional COVID cases Monday with one new hospitalization. The total death count stands at 339 with 294 confirmed and 45 probable deaths.
So far, 52.6-percent of Dodge County residents have had at least one dose of the vaccine while 50.4-percent have had both shots. Just over 27-percent have gotten an additional booster dose, or roughly 23,825 people.
–Photo courtesy of the Dodge County website