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Dane County adds 248 new cases as hospitalizations break record again


Dane County reported 248 new coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing the total to 18,419 with 14,560 cases recovered while active cases have dropped to 3,804, or 20.65 percent of all cases. Dane County has seen an increase in cases of 41 percent since October 7, when the county had only 10,872 cases.

Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties — rose to a record-high 152. Of those 152, 31 are currently in the ICU.

For Dane County residents the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown to 595. The newly hospitalized people include two in their 70s and one person in each of the following age groups: 20s, 30s, 60s and 80s.

The increasing number of hospitalizations for residents in the County have grown significantly among certain groups and ages as cases have surge. Madison365 has graphed that growth from information gathered daily from PHMDC’s data which reflects that those in their 70s and 80s have grown over 25 percent while adults in their 50s and 60s have seen growth of over 16 percent since October 25.

Of the 248 new cases reported today, 66 were attributed to November 7 while an additional 126 cases were attributed to November 6, increasing that day’s positive test count to 299, while 53 more cases were added to November 5, increasing that day’s total to 417. This makes November 5 the second highest single day for COVID-19 cases.

Every age group from 0-79 saw double-digit increses today with adults in their 20s growing the most again with 63 new cases, or 25.4 percent of all new cases. Those aged 10-19 grew by 50 new cases, those in their 30s added 42 and those in their 40s grew by 31. Adults in their 50s added 20 new cases, adults in their 60s grew by 13 as adults in their 70s grew by 12. Children under the age of 10 rounded out today’s groups with double digit growth with 11 new cases while adults in their 90s grew by four and adults in their 80s grew by four new cases.

Looking at growth over the past two weeks, adults in their 90s continue to see the largest growth with a 52.7 percent increase in cases since October 25 while adults in their 80s have grown 37 percent. Children aged 0-9 grew by 34.6 percent for the past two weeks as adults in their 70s grew by 32.5 percent since October 25.

For our communities of color, American Indians have grown by 25.0 percent according to available data since October 25. Dane County residents who are Asian have grown by 13.4 percent while those who are Black in our community have grown 13.41 and Hispanics in Dane County have grown by 11.8 percent in the past two weeks.

In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, American Indians in Dane County saw the most growth with a 35.3 percent increase while Hispanics in the county saw an increase of 32.1 percent. Black people grew about 24 percent in cases since October 25 as the Asian community grew 22.0 percent.

The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for November 7 at 1.8 percent while the positive test percentage for November 6 has adjusted to 5.0 percent. The positive percentage for November 5 has grown to 7.1 percent and November 4 is at 8.2 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.

Yesterday at 2 pm, UW’s COVID-19 dashboard update included 68 new COVID-19 positive cases from both on and off campus testing. There were 67 students and six employees testing positive from on campus testing and one positive test for a student found in off campus testing. The seven-day percent positive rate for students has grown to 2.5 percent while the seven-day average of all positive cases has grown to 41.9 cases per day. In total, according to UW’s Smart Restart Dashboard, there are now 3,622 students who have tested positive and 229 employees for a total of 3,851 cumulative cases for UW students and staff.

Madison365 updated our weekly map for COVID-19 cases within our county tracts this past Friday. Our team will continue to update this data and publish it weekly.

We will have an update later this afternoon for statewide numbers after 2 pm.