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Dane Country reports 460 new cases, 2 deaths and another hospitalization record


Dane County reported 460 new coronavirus cases Friday morning, bringing our cumulative total to 20,982. Of those 20,982, 15,950 are considered recovered while 4,973 are active, or 23.7 percent of all cases. On Tuesday evening, Governor Tony Evers addressed Wisconsin residents to stay home the new few weeks as the state attempts to manage the current surge.

Dane County also confirmed two more deaths, for a cumulative total of 59. Deaths in the county have risen 13 percent since November 6 and 20.4 percent over the past two weeks. Of the two deaths, both were white women, one  in her 70s and another in her 90s.

Dane County has seen a 76.3 percent increase in total cases in the past 30 days, since October 14, when the county had only confirmed 11,903 total cases ever. In yesterday’s Data Snapshot as reported by Madison365 this morning, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported that from October 27 through November 9, Madison averaged 364 new cases per today. With today’s update, the county’s seven-day average is 408.3 cases per day while our 14-day average as of November 12 is 378.3 cases per day.

Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties — rose to 167, the eighth consecutive record high. Of those 167, 38 are currently in the ICU, a decrease from yesterday’s 41.

For Dane County residents the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown from yesterday’s reported 642 to 653. There were two people in their 20s removed from the data while three people in each of the following age groups: 60s, 70s and 80s while two people from their 30s and two people from their 40s were added to today’s data. Of those 13 new hospitalizations, four are Hispanic/Latinx.

The increasing number of hospitalizations for residents in the County have grown significantly among certain groups and ages as cases have surged. Madison365 has graphed that growth from information gathered daily from PHMDC’s data which reflects that those in their 80s have grown 38.5 percent since October 30 while those in their 70s have grown 22.4 percent and those in their 60s grew by 21.2 percent.

Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color as those who identify as American Indian have grown 25 percent in Dane County and those who are Hispanic/Latinx grew by 17.7 percent. Hospitalizations for those who are Black in our community have grown 17.6 percent and 13.6 percent for those who are Asian since October 30

Of the 460 new cases reported today, 303 were attributed to November 12 while an additional 115 cases were attributed to November 11, increasing that day’s positive test count to 465. There were also 24 more cases were added to November 10, increasing that day’s total to 401. The rest of the cases were added to dates earlier in the week. November 6 continues to hold the record for the highest single day of positives processed with 528 positive cases attributed to that day.

All age groups but those in their 90s grew at least by double digits with those in their 20s with 124 new cases or 30 percent of today’s new cases followed by those in their 30s with 70 new cases are 14.1 percent of new cases. Those aged aged 10-19 grew with 61 new cases, adults in their 50s by 58, adults in their 40s by 54 new cases and adults in their 60s with 38 new cases. Children under 10 grew by 20 cases, adults in their 80s grew by 17 new cases, those in their 70s grew by 14 and adults in their 90s grew by four.

Important to note this morning is the continuing growth amongst our communities of color. This morning, according to the data, Hispanic/Latinx people in our community grew by 62 new cases or 13.5 percent of all new cases. Hispanic/Latinx people make up 6 percent of the population in Dane County but now encompass about 14.6 percent of all cases. Black people, who also make up 6 percent of our community, grew by 36 new cases. They make up 7 percent of all cases. Asian people grew by 15 new cases and now make up 3.3 percent of all cases while Native Americans in our community by four additional cases today and now make up .74 percent of all cases.

Looking at growth over the past two weeks, adults in their 90s continue to see the largest growth with a 55.7 percent increase in cases since October 30 while adults in their 80s have grown 42.4 percent. Children aged 0-9 grew by 37.5 percent for the past two weeks as adults in their 70s grew by 35.0 percent since October 29.

In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, American Indians in Dane County saw the most growth with a 34.2 percent increase while Hispanics in the county saw an increase of 34.0 percent. Black people grew about 28.1 percent in cases since October 29 as the Asian community grew 27.4 percent.

The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for November 12 at 9.5 percent while the positive test percentage for November 11 has grown to 8.8 percent. The positive percentage for November 10 has also seen an increase from 7.6 while November 9 is now at 9.7. 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.

Yesterday at 2 pm, UW’s COVID-19 dashboard update included 87 new COVID-19 positive cases with 84 from on campus testing and 3 from off campus testing. Of those 87 new positives, five were employees and 82 were students. The seven-day percent positive rate for students has grown to 3.3 percent while the seven-day average of all positive cases has grown to 55.1 cases per day. In total, according to UW’s Smart Restart Dashboard, there are now 3,887 students who have tested positive and 306 employees for a total of 4,193 cumulative cases for UW students and staff.

Madison365 updated our weekly map for COVID-19 cases within our county tracts this past Friday. Our team will continue to update this data and publish it weekly.

We will have an update later this afternoon for statewide numbers after 2 pm.