Dane County confirmed 194 new coronavirus cases this morning as Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s new Data Snapshot reveals that cases continue to drop for UW students and staff. For the two-week period of September 22 – October 5, UW only accounted for 18 percent of all cases – a decrease from the 38 percent reported in last week’s update. Of the 1,677 total cases for those two weeks for all of Dane County, 267 were UW students and 32 were UW staff. The remaining 1,378 were centered around those not just in that 18-22 group – who had 16 percent of cases according to the updated Snapshot. The group with the highest percentage of cases for that two week period were those in their 30s with 19 percent of cases while adults in their 50s were 15 percent of cases and adults in their 40s were 14 percent. This continues the trend that cases have begun to spread from UW students and further into the community.
Today’s 194 cases bring Dane County’s total count to 11,004 as recovered cases grew to 9,459. This brings the number of active cases to 1,502 – an increase from yesterday’s 1,430 cases.
The number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County also hit a new record with 63 total people hospitalized in Dane County for COVID-19. This number includes people who live in and outside of Dane County. Of those 63, five are in the ICU. The number of Dane County residents ever hospitalized increased from 405 to 417 – including COVID-19 patients in age groups between 10-79.
Of today’s 194 new cases, 149 were attributed to tests processed October 8, while the rest were attributed to October 7 as well October 6, along with earlier dates in the week. 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 with a total of 49 new cases as those aged 10-19 grew by 31. Adults in their 30s and 40s both added 26 cases to each of their age groups as those in their 50s grew by 24. Adults in their 60s and 70s also experience double digits with 15 additional cases and 11 additional cases respectively as children 0-9 grew by nine new cases and adults in their 80s grew by three.
Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 107.8 while the 14-day average is now 115.8 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 8, which is 2.6 percent, while the positive test percentage for October 7 has increased to 2.7 percent. The positive percentage for October 6 has been updated to 3.7 percent and October 5 is also at 3.7 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 11 students and 1 UW employee from campus testing. There was no other additional new cases from off-campus testing. This increases the total number of positive cases to 3074 for UW with 2970 students and 104 employees.
According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all 12 positive tests to October 8. 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 is at 11.7 cases per day. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at .4 percent.
Madison365 has updated our weekly map for COVID-19 cases within our county tracts this morning.
We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.