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Another day of triple-digit positive cases in Dane County


Dane County confirmed 119 new coronavirus cases this morning bringing the total to 9,593 for the county. There are now 8,035 recovered cases while 1,517 are currently active. This brings the percentage of actives cases to 15.8 percent.

Of the 119 new cases, 68 were attributed to tests processed September 26, while 47 were attributed to September 25 for an increase in cases for that date to 144. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.

Today’s cases centered once again in those aged in their 20s with 36 new cases or 30 percent of all new cases. Those in the 10-19 age group grew by 25 more cases with 21 percent of all new cases. There were also double digits for adults in their 30s with 18 new cases, adults in their 40s with 13 new cases and those in their 50s with 18 new cases. Adults in their 60s grew by five today as children aged 0-9 grew by three new cases. Adults in their 80s grew by one additional case.

As reported by PHMDC’s updated Data Snapshot, cases among these other age groups have been steadily rising over the past two weeks. As shown in the graph below, those aged 10-19 grew by 37.2 percent from two weeks ago while those in their 20s grew by 23.7 percent. However, cases in children aged 0-9 have grown by 26.1 percent from September 13 while adults in their 40s have grown by 24.9 percent and those in their 30s by 20.4 percent.

Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 41 today. As of this morning, there are currently 26 county residents hospitalized for COVID-19 up from yesterday’s 21 count. Of those 26 hospitalized, six are currently in the ICU. The total number of Dane County residents ever to be hospitalized for COVID-19 rose to 366.

Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 111.1 while the 14-day average is now 139 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 September 26, which is 1.7 percent, while the positive test percentage for September 25 has increased to 3.0 percent. The positive percentage for September 24 has been updated to 3.9 percent and September 23 is at 3.5 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 40 new positive cases from UW; 38 were UW students and 2 were UW employees. Of that 40, 22 came from on-campus testing and 18 from off-campus testing.

According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all 40 positive tests to September 25. 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 per day has decreased to 44.4. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at 3.1 percent. In total, there are now 2,913 positive cases from UW: 2,861 from students and 52 from employees. UW students continue to make up 98.2 percent of all UW cases. Of those 2,913 cases, 2002 were identified in on-campus testing. UW now has a percentage of positive of 4.9 percent for all positive tests since testing began on August 6th.

This morning, Madison365 updated our interactive Dane County Coronavirus Map. The map will be updated weekly.

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