Dane County confirmed 106 new coronavirus cases this morning as one additional death was also reported today, bringing the total of deaths from COVID-19 for Dane County to 43. Dane County’s total cases are now at 9,949. There are now 8,433 recovered cases while 1,472 are currently active. This brings the percentage of actives cases to 14.8 percent.
Also today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County remained at 37 today, an increase from 28 two days ago. Of those, five are in the ICU. The number of Dane County residents ever hospitalized increased from 369 to 375. The increase mirrors a statewide trend — yesterday, the Wisconsin Hospitals Association reported a record-high 646 people hospitalized with COVID-19.
Of today’s 106 new cases, 94 were attributed to tests processed September 29, while some were attributed to September 28 – increasing that day’s total to 88. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.
Today was the first time that those aged 10-19 did not have either the highest or second highest case count. Adults between 20-29 and 50-59 both grew by 24 cases, or 24.6 percent of all new cases. Adults in their 30s grew by 20 with 18.9 percent of all new cases while adults in their 40s grew by 13. Those aged 10-19 grew by nine cases as children aged 0-9 grew by six. Adults in their 80s grew by five new cases as adults in their 70s grew by three and those in their 60s and 90s each grew by one additional case.
Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 123.4 while the 14-day average is now 138.5 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 29, which is 3.0 percent, while the positive test percentage for September 28 has increased to 3.6 percent. The positive percentage for September 27 has been updated to 3.5 percent and September 26 is at 2.6 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 seven new positive cases from UW – all of which from off-campus testing. All seven cases were from UW students.
According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all 7 positive tests to September 28. 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 30.9. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at 2.2 percent. In total, there are now 2,968 positive cases from UW: 2,914 from students and 54 from employees. UW students continue to make up 98.2 percent of all UW cases. Of those 2,961 cases, 2031 were identified in on-campus testing. UW now has a percentage of positive of 4.8 percent for all positive tests since testing began on August 6th.
Madison365 updated our interactive Dane County Coronavirus Map on Thursday. The map will be updated weekly.
We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.