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Dane County confirms 93 new cases as new Data Snapshot reveals continuing decrease in cases from UW


Dane County confirmed 93 new cases this morning as the new Data Snapshot released last night reveals that cases centered around UW students and staff for September 15 – September 28 were only 38 percent of all cases – a decrease from the 65 percent reported in last week’s update. Of the 1,943 total cases for those two weeks, 710 were UW students and 29 were UW staff. The remaining 1,204 were spread across all age groups with 16 percent of all cases for those two weeks being between 18-22.

Today’s 93 cases bring Dane County’s total count to 10,192 as recovered cases grew to 8,672. This brings the number of active cases to 1,477 or down to 14.5 percent of all cases.

The number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County dropped to 34. Of those, seven are in the ICU. This data includes COVID-19 patients who are not Dane County residents. The number of Dane County residents ever hospitalized increased from 378 to 381 today.

Of today’s 93 new cases, 78 were attributed to tests processed October 1, while the rest were attributed to September 30. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.

Adults in their 20s had the most cases added today at 25 while adults in their 30s grew by 16 and adults in their 50s by 13. Those aged 10-19 also grew by double digits today with 12 additional cases along with adults in their 40s who grew by 11. Adults in their 60s grew by six cases as children aged 0-9 grew by 5.


Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 115.2 while the 14-day average is now 121.8 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 1, which is 2.1 percent, while the positive test percentage for September 30 has increased to 3.0 percent. The positive percentage for September 29 has been updated to 3.3 percent and September 28 is at 3.5 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.

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 19 students and 1 UW employee from campus testing as an additional 18 UW students and 32 employees were reported to UW from PHMDC from positive tests at off-campus testing sites since July. This increases the total number of positive cases to 3057 for UW with 2969 students and 88 employees.

According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all 20 positive tests to September 30 as well as all 50 additional tests reported from PHMDC. 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 increased to 32, but that includes the historical data that PHMDC reported to UW yesterday. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at 1.6 percent.

Madison365 updated our interactive will be out later today.

We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.