Dane County confirmed 153 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the total to 9,746 for the county. There are now 8,035 recovered cases while 1,521 are currently active. This brings the percentage of actives cases to 15.6 percent.
Of the 153 new cases, 105 were attributed to tests processed September 27, while some were attributed September 26 for an increase in cases for that date to 112. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.
Though the 20-29 age group had the most cases today, the new cases were not as concentrated in young people as they have been in recent weeks. Thirty-five new cases, 22.9 percent of all new cases, were in people aged 20-29, while those aged in their 30s were the second highest total today with 31 additional cases and 20.2 percent of today’s total. Those aged 10-19 grew by 28 more cases today with 18.3 percent of today’s total. Adults in their 50s grew by 21 while adults in their 60s grew by 16 and those in their 40s grew by 12. Three more cases were reported for adults in their 80s while children aged 0-9 grew by 3 more cases and those in their 70s grew by two. Rounding out today’s update, adults in their 90s grew by one additional case.
As reported by PHMDC’s updated Data Snapshot, cases among these other age groups have been steadily rising over the past two weeks. As shown in the graph below, those aged 10-19 grew by 28 percent from two weeks ago while those in their 20s grew by 22 percent. However, cases in children aged 0-9 have grown by 25.7 percent from September 14 while age groups in their 30s, 40s, 50, and 60s all grew more than 20 percent as well.
Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 41 today. As of this morning, there are currently 28 county residents hospitalized for COVID-19 up from yesterday’s 26 count. Of those 28 hospitalized, six are currently in the ICU. The total number of Dane County residents ever to be hospitalized for COVID-19 rose to 368.
Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 118.5 while the 14-day average is now 132.4 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 September 27, which is 2.79 percent, while the positive test percentage for September 26 has increased to 2.7 percent. The positive percentage for September 25 has been updated to 3.0 percent and September 24 is at 4.0 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 26 new positive cases from UW; 25 were UW students and 1 were UW employees. Of that 26, 18 came from on-campus testing and 8 from off-campus testing.
According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all 26 positive tests to September 26. 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 37.4. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at 2.7 percent. In total, there are now 2,939 positive cases from UW: 2,886 from students and 53 from employees. UW students continue to make up 98.2 percent of all UW cases. Of those 2,939 cases, 2020 were identified in on-campus testing. UW now has a percentage of positive of 4.8 percent for all positive tests since testing began on August 6th.
This morning, Madison365 updated our interactive Dane County Coronavirus Map. The map will be updated weekly.
We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.