Dane County confirmed 210 new coronavirus cases this morning, as yesterday’s Data Snapshot from Public Health Madison Dane County (PHMDC) reported 72 percent of all new cases the September 1-14 were from UW students and staff. Today’s new cases bring the total for the county to 8,461 as of this morning. There are 6,548 recovered cases while 1,872 are currently active. This brings the percentage of active cases to 22 percent.
Most of the 210 new cases were attributed to tests processed September 16, with 180 positive cases reported for that date while 26 were attributed to September 15. The rest of the positive cases were attributed to other dates this past week. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.
Almost 42 percent of today’s new cases are aged 20-29, with 88 new cases in that age group. Those aged 10-19 grew by 64 new cases with 30.48 percent of all new positive tests. No further break in the age group between 10-19 was provided for today’s numbers. However, yesterday in the Snaphot update, PHMDC noted that for September 1 – 14, only three percent of cases for those two weeks were in children aged 0-17 while 80 percent of all new cases were between 18-22.
Since September 4, cases in ages 10-19 have grown by 181.9 percent, while cases in those in their 20s have grown by 37.53 percent in the last two weeks.
Adults in other ages groups also grew by double digits today with 14 new cases for those in their 30s, 16 for those in their 40s and 12 for those in their 50s. Children aged 0-9 grew by seven today, followed by adults in their 60s who grew by six new cases and adults in their 70s grew by three.
Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 41 today. As of this morning, 18 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Dane County, with four of those in the ICU. The total number of Dane County residents ever to be hospitalized for COVID-19 is still at 350 as of this morning.
Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 159.2 while the 14-day average is now 186.14 cases per day. The Forward Dane reopening plan required that the daily new case average fall below 20 before moving to the next phase. Further, PHMDC required a daily new case count below 39 for four consecutive weeks to open schools for grades three through five, and below 19 for four consecutive weeks to open grades six through 12, for in-person instruction. Last Thursday evening, the State Supreme Court issued a temporary injunction allowing schools to open for in-person instruction. On Monday, several Dane County private schools reopened.
On Wednesday, PHMDC announced that they would be stepping up enforcement on bars and restaurants with the assistance with Madison Police.
The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for September 17, which is at 3.6 percent while the positive test percentage for September 16 is at 5.6. The positive percentage for September 15 has been updated to 4.1 percent and September 14 is at 2.8 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 190 new positive cases from UW. Of that 190, 61 came from on campus testing. In total, there were 184 additional new positive tests for students and eight for employees, and one student hospitalized with complications of COVID-19.
According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all of the 190 positive tests to September 16 . 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 from 135.7. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at 8.3 percent. In total, there are now 2,399 positive cases from UW: 2,358 from students and 41 from employees. UW students now make up 98.2 percent of all UW cases. Of those 2,399 cases, 1,625 were identified in on-campus testing. As of this morning, UW has run 30,565 tests since on campus testing began on August 6 with 5.2 percent of those tests coming back positive.
This morning, Madison365 updated our interactive Dane County Coronavirus Map. The map will be updated weekly.
We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.