MADISON, Wis. — Dane County officials have amended restrictions on gatherings after marking the largest increase in confirmed cornavirus cases over a five-day period since the first case in February.

Public Health Madison and Dane County said Thursday there were 97 more cases over the previous day, which had 70 new cases. Between Saturday and Wednesday, 279 additional positive tests were reported.

Bar and restaurant patrons must be seated 6 feet apart and only with members of their own household, officials said Thursday evening. They may still operate at 50% capacity.

Also, gatherings on private property are limited to 10 people, the State Journa l reported.

The percentage of positive cases per test has been 3.4% over the past 10 days, compared with 2.9% in the first half of the month.