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Dane County confirms 280 new cases as hospitalizations reach new record


Dane County reported 280 new coronavirus cases Monday, bringing the total to 18,699 with 14,801 cases recovered while active cases have dropped to 3,843, or 20.55 percent of all cases. Dane County has seen an increase in cases of 40.7 percent since October 8, when the county had only 11,091.

Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties — rose to a record-high 155. Of those 155, 41 are currently in the ICU – 10 more than yesterday’s reported 31.

For Dane County residents the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown to 597. The newly hospitalized people include one person in their 30s and one person in their 70s, both of whom are Hispanic, according to today’s update.

The increasing number of hospitalizations for residents in the County have grown significantly among certain groups and ages as cases have surged. Madison365 has graphed that growth from information gathered daily from PHMDC’s data which reflects that those in their 70s and 80s have grown over 25 percent while adults in their 30s and 60s have seen growth of over 13 percent since October 26.

Of the 280 new cases reported today, 18 were attributed to November 8 while an additional 50 cases were attributed to November 7, increasing that day’s positive test count to 116, while 166 more cases were added to November 6, increasing that day’s total to 465. This makes November 6 the second highest single day for COVID-19 cases – as of yesterday, November 5 was the second highest day.

Age groups from 0-69 and those in their 80s saw double-digit increases today with adults in their 20s growing the most again with 83 new cases, or almost 30 percent of all new cases. Those aged 10-19 grew by 43 new cases, those in their 40s added 37 and those in their 30s and 50s grew by 30. Children under the age of 10 grew by 19 with adults in their 60s growing by 18 more and adults in their 80s with 10 additional cases reported today. Adults in their 70s grew by eight more cases today while adults in their 90s rounded out today’s update with two additional cases.

Looking at growth over the past two weeks, adults in their 90s continue to see the largest growth with a 50.5 percent increase in cases since October 26 while adults in their 80s have grown 38.2 percent. Children aged 0-9 grew by 34.7 percent for the past two weeks as adults in their 70s grew by 31.2 percent since October 26.

In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, American Indians in Dane County saw the most growth with a 35.3 percent increase while Hispanics in the county saw an increase of 31.6 percent. Black people grew about 23.7 percent in cases since October 26 as the Asian community grew 23.5 percent.

The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for November 8 at 2.2 percent while the positive test percentage for November 7 has adjusted to 2.2 percent. The positive percentage for November 6 has grown to 7.2 percent and November 5 is at 7.5 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.

Yesterday at 2 pm, UW’s COVID-19 dashboard update included 66 new COVID-19 positive cases – all from on campus testing. There were 64 students and two employees testing positive from on campus testing, according to the update. The seven-day percent positive rate for students has grown to 3.2 percent while the seven-day average of all positive cases has grown to 44.9 cases per day. In total, according to UW’s Smart Restart Dashboard, there are now 3,686 students who have tested positive and 231 employees for a total of 3,917 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.