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Dane County adds 123 new coronavirus cases; double-digit increases seen in most age groups


Dane County confirmed 123 new cases this morning, bringing Dane County’s total count to 10,315 cases. The total number of recovered cases grew to 8,796 as active cases grew to 1,476, or 14.1 percent of all cases.

The number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County grew to 37. Of those, eight are in the ICU. This data includes some COVID-19 patients who are not Dane County residents. The number of Dane County residents ever hospitalized increased from 381 to 383 today.

Of today’s 123 new cases, 67 were attributed to tests processed October 2, while the rest were attributed to October 1. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.

Adults in their 20s had the most cases added today at 33 or 26.8 percent while those aged 10-19 and adults in their 30s each grew by 18. Adults in their 50s grew by 16 while adults in the 40s grew by 14 as children aged 0-9 grew by 10. Adults in their 60s and 70s grew by five new cases as adults in their 80s grew by four.

Growth over the past two weeks in age groups have seen a decline in cases for those in their 10-10 and those 20-29 as positive


Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 112.1 while the 14-day average is now 118.7 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 2, which is at 1.5 percent, while the positive test percentage for October 1 has increased to 3.6 percent. The positive percentage for September 30 has been updated to 31 percent and September 29 is at 3.4 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 13 cases with nine from UW testing and four from off campus testing. Of those 13 cases, 11 are UW students and two are UW staff. This increases the total number of positive cases to 30,57 for UW: 2,941 students and 87 employees. Adjustments in data have been updated as of yesterday to account for 43 students and employees who were double counted in both of and off campus totals.

According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all 13 positive tests to October 2. 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 20.4. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at 0.6 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.