After two days of reporting no new data due to technical issue in receiving data from the state, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 469 new positive cases this morning for both December 30 and December 31 with no additional cases yet added for January 1. This morning’s updated dashboard now reports a cumulative total of 33,129; however, the Wisconsin Department of Health reported Dane County’s cumulative total as 33,539 yesterday after 2 pm. Madison365 has reached out to PHMDC to check on this discrepancy. Recovered cases grew to 31,104 as active cases fell to 1,843 or 5.6 percent of all cases.
Hospitalizations in Dane County continued to grow slightly this morning from yesterday, according to today’s update from Public Health of Madison and Dane County. Overall for the past two days, however, numbers dropped from Wednesday to Thursday and are now at 115, down from December 30’s 123. Public Health of Madison and Dane County also reported 35 of the 115 people in the hospital are in the ICU.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has been grown from 993 to 1002. There were two people in their 20s, two in their 40s, and one person in the following age groups from Dane County hospitalized: 30s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Of the nine people from Dane County hospitalized, two were Black and one was Hispanic.
The number of hospitalizations for residents in the county continues to impact adults 60 and older the most for the past few weeks; however the increases are steadily declining. Madison365 has graphed that growth from information gathered daily from PHMDC’s data which reflects that the number of hospitalized cases in adults in their 90s by 10.3 percent and adults in their 50s growing by 8.4 percent and those in their 80s have grown by 6.8 percent since December 19. Hospitalizations overall for Dane County residents have grown 6.5 percent since December 19.
Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color with those who are American Indian/Alaskan in our community growing by 14.3 percent since December 19. The percentage of hospitalizations for people who are Black in our community have grown 6.1 percent as those who are Hispanic/Latinx grew by 5.7 percent in hospitalizations and those who are Asian have grown by 2.7 percent during this time frame.
The 469 new cases have been attributed to dates between December 28 through December 31. There were 175 cases attributed to December 31 with 255 new cases added for December 30 and 39 more cases to December 29. The seven day average of new cases is at 129 as of December 31 while the 14 day average is at 140 new cases per day.
The percentage of positive for December 31 was 3.8 while the percentage of positive for December 30 has increased to 5.1 and December 29 remains at 4.3. The seven-day average is at 4.8 while the 14 day average as of December 31 is now at 4.3. Madison365 expects these numbers to adjust as Public Health of Madison and Dane County continue to receive updated results throughout the week.
Adults in their 20s grew the most today with triple digits at 119 new cases or 25.4 percent while those in their 30s grew by 91 new cases or 19.4 percent of all new cases for December 30 and December 31. Those in their aged 10-19 have grown by 57 new cases, adults in their 40s grew by 56, those in their 50s by 47 new cases, those in their 60s grew by 43, under 10 by 32 new cases and adults in their 70s by 13. In single digit increases, adults in their 80s grew by nine and adults in their 90s by two.
When looking at our communities of color, those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx grew by 67 new cases or 14.3 percent of all new cases when broken down by ethnicity between December 30 and December 31. There were also 30 new cases reported for Black people in our community while those who are Asian grew by 28 new cases and those who are American Indian/Alaskan grew by two new cases.
Looking at growth over the past two weeks, infection in those in their 90s grew by 7.22 percent as children under 10 have grown by 7.1 percent. Adults in their 50s grew by 6.9 percent and adults in their 60s have grown by 6.8 percent since December 19.
In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, those who are American Indian/Alaskan have seen the most growth since December 19th, with an increase of 14.3 percent. Hispanic/Latinx people have grown by 5.7 percent while those who are Black people have grown by 6.1 percent and those who are Asian have grown by 6.1 percent for the same time frame as well.
UW has not had an update since December 30. Based on their current data, there are 4,828 total positive cases for UW students, and 545 positive cases for UW employees for a total of 5,342 total cases from UW since tracking began for campus. The most recent updated 7 day average of cases is now at 6.0 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of December 29. The 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is at 0.8 percent for students and 1.1 percent for employees from on campus testing as of December 29.
We will have an update later this afternoon for statewide numbers after 2 pm.