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A second day of record breaking hospitalizations in Dane County as 97 new cases confirmed


Dane County’s coronavirus infection grew by 97 new cases today as Dane County broke a record for current hospitalizations for a second consecutive day with 60 total people today. Yesterday, the total number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 was 54.  These numbers include people who are hospitalized in Dane County; these numbers include people who reside in Dane County as well as outside of Dane County.

Today’s 64 new cases brings the total positive cases for Dane County to 10,810. There are now 9,337 recovered cases with 1,430 cases that are active.

Today’s total centered in those aged in their 20s and those who are 10-19 with 25 new cases for the 20s age group and 18 for those 10-19. Adults aged in their 40s grew by 14 new cases while adults in their 30s grew by 11. Adults in their 50s – who have seen the most growth in case the last few days – grew by 10. Adults in their 70s grew by six new cases while adults in their 60s and children 0-9 by five cases. Adults in their 90s by two and adults in their 80s grew by one.

Cases in adults in their 50s and 60s followed by children aged 0-9 are now the fastest-growing age groups. Children aged 0-9 have grown about 27.8 percent over the last two weeks as those aged in their 50s have grown by 31.2 percent and those aged in their 60s by 34.1 percent.

Of today’s 97 new cases, 72 were attributed to tests processed October 7, while the rest were attributed to dates earlier in the week. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.

Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 101.2 while the 14-day average is now 112.3 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 7, which is at 2.0 percent, while the positive test percentage for October 6 has increased to 3.7 percent. The positive percentage for October 5 has been updated to 3.6 percent and October 4 is at 3.0 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 12 new cases – 10 students and 2 employees. This brings the campus total for all cases tp 3,041 with 2,948 students and 93 employees. The 7 day percentage of positive for students tested on campus is now at .9 percent.

Madison365 has updated our weekly map of COVID cases from 9/17 – 10/1 for Dane County.

We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.