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Dane County adds 61 coronavirus cases as hospitalizations break record


A record high number of patients in the hospitals from COVID-19 was reported today with 47 people hospitalized in Dane County, according to Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s Dashboard. This number does include patients who are not Dane County residents. The previous high, 46, was recorded earlier in the pandemic on April 7. Of those 47 hospitalized in Dane County, 12 are in the ICU. The number of Dane County residents ever hospitalized has grown from 386 yesterday to 387.

Dane County grew by 61 new cases which brings our total count to 10,487 cases. The total number of recovered cases grew to 9,048 as active cases dropped to 1,335, or 12.7 percent of all cases.

Of today’s 61 new cases, 49 were attributed to tests processed October 4, while the rest were attributed to October 2 and 3. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.

Adults in their 60s are the only age group today to grow by double digits with 12 new cases. Those aged 10-19 and adults in their 20s both grew by nine new cases while adults in their 30s and 40s both grew by 8. Seven new cases were reported for adults in their 50s as adults in their 70s grew by five. Rounding out today’s break down, children aged 0-9 grew by two and while adults in their 80s grew by one.

Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 102.7 while the 14-day average is now 112.4 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 4, which is at 1.4 percent, while the positive test percentage for October 3 has increased to 2.1 percent. The positive percentage for October 2 has been updated to 3.1 percent and October 1 is at 3.5 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 15 cases – 14 students and 1 UW staff person. There were no positive cases from off-campus testing today. This increases the total number of positive cases to 3,057 for UW: 2,967 students and 90 employees.

According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all 15 positive tests to October 3. 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 16.3. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at 1.0 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.