Dane County confirmed 210 new coronavirus cases Thursday as the number of Dane County residents ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown from 443 to 449. This new update in hospitalizations includes people in their 40s, 50s, 80s, and 90s.
As of this morning, current hospitalizations in Dane County has dropped, ending our record breaking trend for area hospitals for COVID-19 patients. There are 66 people currently hospitalized for COVID-19, down from 74, with 13 of those in the ICU. These numbers include some patients who are not Dane County residents, but have been admitted to Dane County area hospitals along with Dane County residents.
Today’s 210 cases bring Dane County’s total count to 12,113. This morning, 10,220 cases are considered recovered with 1,847 remaining active.
Of today’s 210 new cases, 140 were attributed to tests processed October 14, while the rest were attributed to October 13 and earlier dates this past week. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.
All age groups between 0-9 and 60-69 went up by double digits today. Adults in their 20s had the most at 41 and those aged in 10-19 following closely behind with 39 additional cases reported. Adults in their 30s grew by 34 new cases while those aged in their 40s grew by 32 as adults in their 50s grew by 26. Adults in their 60s reported 19 new cases as children aged 0-9 reported 12. Rounding out today’s total, adults in their 80s grew by five while adults in their 70s grew by 2.
New cases by age from the past two weeks continues to showcase the spread of cases beyond those of college age, which drove much of the increase in early September. Adults in their 50s grew by 44.1 percent while those in their 60s grew the most in the past two weeks with an increase of 41.1 percent in new cases. Children aged 0-9 followed with 35.3 percent growth since October 1.
Dane County’s seven-day average for new cases is now at 163.9 while the 14-day average is now 135.7 cases per day. The Forward Dane reopening plan required that the daily new case average fall below 20 before moving to the next phase.
The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for October 14, which is 2.6 percent, while the positive test percentage for October 13 has increased to 5.0 percent. The positive percentage for October 12 has remained at 5.2 percent and October 11 has adjusted to 4.1 percent. Madison365 expects that these numbers will be adjusted as more negative and positive tests are fully processed and attributed to the appropriate dates in the coming days. The break down for each day can be found on Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s Dashboard.
According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s data dashboard, as of 2 pm yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County and UW testing had confirmed 17 new positive cases for COVID-19 from on campus testing with 16 students and one UW employee. .
According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all 17 positive tests to October 13. UW attributes positive tests to the date results are received and not on the date a test was taken. PHMDC attributes results to the day a test was taken.
The seven-day average of UW-related cases has risen to 16.3 cases per day. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus has remained at 1.0 percent .
Madison365 has updated our weekly map for COVID-19 cases within our county tracts last Thursday.
We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.