Dane County confirmed 47 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 5,568. As of this morning, the total number of recovered cases was listed at 4,868.
Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 40 today. As of this morning, 27 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Dane County, with nine of those in the ICU. The total number of Dane County residents ever to be hospitalized for COVID-19 is now at 332.
Age groups from 10 through adults in their 20s continued to experience double digit increases today. Those aged 10-19 were 59.5 percent of all cases today with 28 while adults in their 20s were 21.2 percent of all cases and grew by 10. Adults in their 30s and 40s both grew by 3 additional cases while adults in their 50s grew by two and those in their 60s and 80s both grew by one additional case.
Madison365 is providing data for growth by race and ethnicity and by age for the past two weeks with the following interactive charts below:
According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s data dashboard, as of 2 pm yesterday, UW testing has confirmed a total of 124 cases, an additional 8 new cases from yesterday. This brings UW’s seven-day average to 14.0 positive cases per day for all cases (UW staff and students) and the seven-day percent of positive average of 1.4 percent for all UW students tested on campus. As of this morning, UW has run 9,680 tests since on campus testing began on August 6th. All positive cases from UW are reported in Dane County numbers. According to yesterday’s update, there are currently 10 students in on-campus quarantine as well as 10 students in on-campus isolation with most resident hall students choosing to return home to quarantine or isolate for the appropriate period.
For all of Dane County, the most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for September 1, with the positive test percentage reported at 2.1 percent while August 31 is at 2.3 percent. The positive percentage for August 30 has been updated to 1.4 percent and August 29 is now at 2.5. 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.
Last week, Madison365 updated our interactive Dane County Coronavirus Map. The map will be updated weekly.