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Dane County confirms 111 new coronavirus cases as hospitalizations grow


Dane County confirmed 111 new cases this morning, bringing Dane County’s total count to 10,526 cases. The total number of recovered cases grew to 8,934 as active cases dropped to 1,449, or 13.9 percent of all cases.

The number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County grew to 42 – our highest number of COVID-19 cases in Dane County hospitals since April 14th. Of those, 12 are currently in the ICU. This data includes some COVID-19 patients who are not Dane County residents. The number of Dane County residents ever hospitalized increased from 383 to 386 today.

Of today’s 111 new cases, 86 were attributed to tests processed October 3, while the rest were attributed to October 1 and 2. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.

Adults in their 20s had the most cases added today at 28 or 25.2 percent while those aged 10-19 grew by 19 new cases. Adults in their 50s grew by 16 while adults in the 30s grew by 14 new cases. Adults in their 40s and 60s also grew by double digits today with 13 and 12 new cases respectively.  Children aged 0-9 grew by five new cases as adults in their 70s grew by two new cases. Those aged in their 80s and 90s both grew by one additional case.

Children aged 0-9 and adults in their 60s both grew over 29 percent over the last two weeks as those aged from their 30s – 60s grew more than 20 percent as graph indicates below.

Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 112.3 while the 14-day average is now 115.1 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 3, which is at 1.9 percent, while the positive test percentage for October 2 has increased to 2.1 percent. The positive percentage for October 1 has been updated to 3.6 percent and September 30 is at 3.1 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 14 cases with 10from UW testing and four from off campus testing – all reported to be UW students. This increases the total number of positive cases to 3042 for UW: 2,953 students and 89 employees.

According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all 14 positive tests to October 2. 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 17.3. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at 1.2 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.