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Dane County confirms 160 new cases; cases spread into older age groups


Dane County confirmed 160 new coronavirus cases bringing the total to 9,189 for the county. There are now 7,580 recovered cases while 1,568 are currently active. This brings the percentage of actives cases 17.05 percent – an increase from yesterday’s 16.8 percent.

The 160 new cases brings the total for the county to 9,189. There are now 7,471 recovered cases while 1,517 are currently active. This drops the percentage of active cases to 16.8 percent.

Of the 160 new cases, 117 were attributed to tests processed September 23, while 43 were attributed to September 22 for an increase in cases for that date to 86. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.

Cases were centered today in those aged in their 20s with 35 percent of today’s cases, adding a total of 57 COVID-19 positives to that age group. Those aged 10-19 grew by 44 more cases and were 27.5 percent of today’s total.  No further breakdown in the age group between 10-19 was provided for today’s numbers.

Since September 10, cases in ages 10-19 have grown by 61 percent, while cases in those in their 20s have grown by 28 percent in the last two weeks. Cases in children aged 0-9 and adults in their 40s have both grown by by more than 20 percent for the same time period.

Adults in their 30s, 40s and 50s all grew by double digits today. Those in their 30s and 40s both grew by 17 additional cases while adults in their 50s grew by 13 new cases. Children aged 0-9 grew by seven cases while those in their 60s grew by four and adults in their 70s grew by one.

Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 41 today. As of this morning, there are currently 23 county residents hospitalized for COVID-19, with seven of those are in the ICU. The total number of Dane County residents ever to be hospitalized for COVID-19 rose to 357.

Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 129.8 while the 14-day average is now 152.7 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 23, which is 2.6 percent, while the positive test percentage for September 22 is 3.9 percent. The positive percentage for September 21 has been updated to 5.1 percent and September 20 is at 3.2 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 23 new positive cases from UW, all from UW students. Of that 23, 13 came from on-campus testing and 10 from off-campus testing.

According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all of the 23 positive tests to September 22. 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 80.9. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at 5.5 percent and as reported, decreased from a week ago when it was at 9.6 percent. In total, there are now 2,775 positive cases from UW: 2,726 from students and 49 from employees. UW students continue to make up 98.2 percent of all UW cases. Of those 2,775 cases, 1,913 were identified in on-campus testing. UW now has a percentage of positive of 5.2  percent for all positive tests since testing began on August 6th.

Last Friday 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.