Dane County confirmed 95 new coronavirus cases for both yesterday and today, bringing the county’s total to 5,521. As of this morning, the total number of recovered cases was listed at 4,819. Yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County informed the public via social media that access to the state database was down on Sunday, which made yesterday’s reported numbers artificially low. Today’s update attributed 41 cases to August 31, 30 cases to August 30, 12 cases to August 29 and the rest spread through the rest of last week.
Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 40 today. As of this morning, 24 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Dane County with eight of those in the ICU.
Age groups from 10 through adults in their 40s all experienced double-digit growth. Those aged 10-29 were 67 percent of all new cases for the past two days. The age group with the highest today were teens aged 10-19 with 37 more cases for the past two days, followed by adults in their 20s with 27 new cases. Adults in their 30s grew by 12 and were followed by adults in their 40s with 10 new cases. Adults in their 50s grew by four more cases while those in their 60s and 70s both grew by two cases. Children aged 0-9 grew by 1 additional case as well.
According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s data dashboard, as of 2 pm yesterday, UW testing has confirmed a total of 117 cases, an additional 40 new cases from August 29-30. As of this morning, 26 additional positive tests were attributed to students for August 29th and 14 additional positive tests were attributed to students for August 30th. For those two days, there were no additional positives for employees. This brings UW’s seven-day average to 13.0 positive cases per day for all cases (UW staff and students) and the seven-day percent of positive average of 1.5 percent for all UW students tested on campus. As of this morning, UW has run 8,845 tests since on campus testing begin on August 6th. All positive cases from UW are reported in Dane County numbers.
For all of Dane County, the most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for August 31, with the positive test percentage reported at 2.1 percent while August 30 is at 1.4 percent. The positive percentage for August 29 has been updated to 2.55 percent and August 28 is now at 1.7. 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.