Dane County confirmed 151 new coronavirus cases this morning bringing today’s total to 10,099. There are now 8,556 recovered cases while 1,500 are currently active. This brings the percentage of actives cases to 14.85 percent.
Also today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County remained at 37. Of those, five remain in the ICU. This data includes COVID-19 patients who are not Dane County residents. The number of Dane County residents ever hospitalized increased from 375 to 378 today. The increase mirrors a statewide trend — yesterday, the Wisconsin Hospitals Association reported another record with 683 people hospitalized with COVID-19.
Of today’s 151 new cases, 138 were attributed to tests processed September 30, while some were attributed to dates earlier in the week. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.
Today was the second time in recent weeks that those aged 10-19 did not have either the highest or second highest case count. Adults between 20-29 grew by 37 cases while adults in their 30s grew by 30. Those aged 10-19 grew by 28 as those adults in their 40s grew by 22 and adults in their 50 by 15. Adults in their 60s also grew by double digits with 12 new cases as children aged 0-9 grew by seven and adults in their 70s by one new case. and 50-59 both grew by 24 cases, or 24.6 percent of all new cases.
Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 121.7 while the 14-day average is now 129.6 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 September 30, which is 2.8 percent, while the positive test percentage for September 29 has increased to 2.2 percent. The positive percentage for September 28 has been updated to 3.5 percent and September 27 is at 3.4 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 19 new positive cases from UW – with 18 positives for students and one for an employee. Of those 19 positives, 16 were from on-campus testing while three were from off-campus testing.
According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all 19 positive tests to September 29. 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 30.3. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at 1.9 percent. In total, there are now 2,987 positive cases from UW: 2,932 from students and 55 from employees. UW students continue to make up 98.2 percent of all UW cases. Of those 2,987 cases, 2047 were identified in on-campus testing. UW has a percentage of positive of 4.8 percent for all positive tests since testing began on August 6th.
Madison365 updated our interactive Dane County Coronavirus Map last Thursday. The map will be updated weekly.
We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.