Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 180 new COVID-19 cases this morning, bringing the total for all cases in county to 15,245. The number of recovered cases has risen to 12,538 as the number of active cases rose slightly to 2,658, about 17.44 percent of all cases.
The number of people who are currently hospitalized in county hospitals remained at 119, staying at Dane County’s record high for hospitalizations. A record-high 33 people are currently in ICUs in Dane County. This includes patients who live in and outside of Dane County.
The number of Dane County residents ever hospitalized has increased by four to 521 with two previously reported hospitalizations removed from the data. This update includes two adults in their 70s, one in their 30s and one in their 60s.
Of the 180 cases reported today, 54 were attributed to October 29 while an additional 123 cases were attributed to October 28, increasing that day’s positive test count to 259. The rest were attributed to earlier days this week.
All age groups from 0 to 69 grew by double digits. Adults in their 20s grew the most with 40 new cases as those aged 10-19 grew by 21 cases. Adults in their 30s grew by 27 new cases while adults in their 40s grew by 26 and adults in their 50s by 24. Adults in their 60s grew by 11 new cases while children aged 0-9 grew by 10 new cases. Those in their 70s grew by seven new cases while adults in their 80s rounded out today’s numbers with three new cases added to that age group
Looking at increases by percentages since October 16, adults in their 90s grew significantly more in case totals with an 80 percent increase, while adults in their 70s grew by 40.3 percent, and adults in their 50s by 36.4 percent.
Data for communities of color also continue to see growths and over-representation in their populations. Those who identify as American Indian/Alaskan saw a growth of 45.7 percent in cases for the past two weeks while those who identify has Hispanic/Latinx grew around 31.5 percent in cases. Black people in Dane County grew by 21.6 percent as Asian people grew by 20.5 percent since October 16.
Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 221 per day while the 14-day average is at 210.6 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 October 29, which is 4 percent, while the positive test percentage for October 28 has increased to 5.1 percent. The positive percentage for October 27 has been updated to 5.3 percent and October 26 has remained at 8.5. 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.
UW reported two new COVID-19 cases, with 54 new cases – 44 of whom were students and 10 that were employees from on campus testing. From off-campus testing – there were an additional three students who has tested positive. The seven-day percent positive rate has increased for UW to 1.5 percent while the 7 day average of cases has risen to 24.9 cases per day. In total, according to UW’s Smart Restart Dashboard, there are now 3322 students who have tested positive and 186 employees for a total of 3,508 cumulative cases for UW students and staff.
Madison365 updated our weekly map for COVID-19 cases within our county tracts this past Friday. Our team will continue to update this data and publish it weekly.
We will have an update later this afternoon for statewide numbers after 2 pm.