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Dane County adds 163 new cases, evenly distributed in age groups between 20s-60s


Dane County grew by 163 new cases today, bringing our total count to 10,650. The total number of recovered cases grew by 9,147 as active cases grew to 1,460.

Today’s total was evenly distributed between those aged in their 20s through 60s, with 28 cases added to those in both their 20s and 30s and 27 for those in their 40s. Adults in their 50s grew by 26 cases while adults in their 60 added 23 more cases to their total.

Also growing by double digits were those aged 10-19, who grew by 13. Though for the last few weeks they have been either the second or first highest, todaym they were the seventh. Adults in their 70s and children aged 0-9 grew by seven cases while adults in their 80s grew by three cases and adults in their 90s by one.

Cases in those aged 0-9 and adults in their 50s and 60s are now the fastest-growing age groups, all having grown by over 30 percent since September 21.

Though Dane County reported its highest total of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 yesterday, today that number dropped only by one to 46. This number does include patients who are not Dane County residents. Of those 46 hospitalized in Dane County, 13 are in the ICU. The number of Dane County residents ever hospitalized has grown from 387 yesterday to 393.

Of today’s 163 new cases, 88 were attributed to tests processed October 5, while the rest were attributed to October 3 and 4. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.


Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 112.6 while the 14-day average is now 117.6 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 5, which is at 2.6 percent, while the positive test percentage for October 4 has increased to 3.0 percent. The positive percentage for October 3 has been updated to 2.5 percent and October 2 is at 2.1 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 2 new positive cases for students from on campus testing while there were 0 reported from any off campus testing. These low numbers were a reflection of testing closed over the weekend on campus and on Sunday for PHMDC. This increases the total number of positive cases to 3,060 for UW: 2,970 students and 90 employees.

According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all 2 positive tests to October 4. 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 13.3. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at .9 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.