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50 percent of eligible residents fully vaccinated in Dane County, according to WI DHS


Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a total of 10 new COVID-19 cases this morning, increasing the County’s overall total to 44,449.  Overall, the county has seen a drop of 15 percent in positive cases for the last two weeks. Hospitalizations dropped by three, totaling about 38 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. Hospitalizations of those from and outside of Dane County have grown over the past 2 weeks by 6.8 percent.

For the past seven days, the rate of daily cases per 100,000 residents has remained at 7.8 Active cases have dropped to 702, still about two percent of total cases.

The total number of deaths from COVID-19 for Dane County grew from 304 today to 305 with one person, identified as Hispanic and in their 70s, passing away. This death is the first to be attributed to the month of May.

As of May 9, UW is averaging 1.3 cases per day for the past 7 days with a pause on testing this past Saturday and Sunday due to campus commencement. The positivity rate for on campus testing for staff and students dropped to 0.1 percent for the past seven days. As campus numbers have steadily declined and campus implements new testing procedures, UW will only be updating data numbers for campus once a week on Mondays.

Dane County’s 14-day positive test rate as of May 7 remains at 1.1 while the seven-day rate has remained at 1.1. These rates do not include preliminary data from the past four days as that data continues to adjust as more tests are attributed.

More comprehensive data for vaccinations is updated every day for Dane County by only core measures. Data break down by race, ethnicity and age except those older than 65 have been removed. The current data listed  is retrieved from the Wisconsin Immunization Registry for all adults and children within the state. The release and the information on the dashboard does warn that some of this information may be incorrect or incomplete as the data is not updated as soon as someone is vaccinated or double checked as consistently as other data gathered. Break down on further information about vaccinations from the county is derived from DHS COVID-19 Vaccine data page by Madison365.org.

As of this afternoon, at least 335,860 people – or 61.4 percent of all eligible Dane County residents – have received at least one dose while 50 percent or 273,321  have completed both doses. About 93.7 percent of adults 65 and older have received at least one shot.  Vaccination data is broken down between those who are 16 – 65+ on DHS’ website. No data for children is available as the vaccinations have only just been approved for those 12-15 and have yet to be administered in Dane County.

We will have an update later this afternoon for statewide numbers.