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Dane County confirms 82 coronavirus cases; active cases continue to drop


Dane County confirmed 82 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the total for the county to 8,884. There are now 7,156 recovered cases while 1,687 are currently active. This drops the percentage of active cases to 18.99 percent.

All of the 88 new cases were attributed to tests processed September 20, along with a reported three other positives from yesterday’s results. 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 10-19 with 41.4 percent of all cases, a total of 34. Those in their 20s were 25.6 percent of all cases and grew by 21 total.  No further breakdown in the age group between 10-19 was provided for today’s numbers.

Since September 7, cases in ages 10-19 have grown by 131.9 percent, while cases in those in their 20s have grown by 36 percent in the last two weeks. Cases in children aged 0-9 have grown by 18.65 percent for the same time period.

Adults in their 30s were the only other age group that grew with double digits with 11 new cases. Adults in their 60s grew by six new cases while adults in their 50s grew by four and adults in their 40s grew by three. Children aged 0-9, adults in their 70s and adults in their 80s all grew by one additional case.


Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 41 today. As of this morning, the only hospitalization data for patients with COVID-19 is for 9/18 and remainsat 17 in Dane County, with three of those in the ICU. he total number of Dane County residents ever to be hospitalized for COVID-19 is still at 352 as of this morning.

Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 143.28 while the 14-day average is now 180.42 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 20, which is 3 percent, while the positive test percentage for September 19 is 4 percent. The positive percentage for September 18 has been updated to 3.9 percent and September 17 is at 3.8 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.

On Thursday, a new Data Snapshot from Public Health Madison Dane County (PHMDC) reported 72 percent of all new cases the September 1-14 were from UW students and staff. It also noted that for those dates, only 3 percent of cases for those two weeks were aged 0-17 while 80 percent of all new cases were between the ages of 18-22.

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 75 new positive cases from UW, 73 of which were students and two that were employees. Of that 75, 64 came from on-campus testing and 11 from off-campus testing.

According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all of the 75 positive tests to September 19. 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 106.3. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at 6.9 percent. In total, there are now 2,677 positive cases from UW: 2,628 from students and 49 from employees. UW students continue to make up 98.1 percent of all UW cases. Of those 2,677 cases, 1,851 were identified in on-campus testing. UW now has a percentage of positive of 5.3 percent for all positive tests since testing began on August 6th.

On 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.