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Dane County confirms 96 new cases as hospitalizations jump 32 percent


Dane County confirmed 96 new coronavirus cases this morning as one additional death was also added today, bringing the total of deaths from COVID-19 for Dane County to 42. Dane County’s total cases are now at 9,842. There are now 8,305 recovered cases while 1,495 are currently active. This brings the percentage of actives cases to 15.2 percent.

Also today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County jumped from 28 to 37, an increase of 32 percent. The increase mirrors a statewide trend — yesterday, the Wisconsin Hospitals Association reported a record-high 640 people hospitalized with COVID-19.

Of today’s 96 new cases, 71 were attributed to tests processed September 28, while some were attributed September 27 and 26.  September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.

Twenty-six new cases, or 34.8 percent of all new cases, were in people aged 20-29, while those aged 10-19 were the second highest total today with 22 additional cases and 26.7 percent of today’s total. Adults in their 50s grew by 14 more cases today with 7.6 percent of today’s total as adults in their 30s grew by 10 more cases. Those in their 60s grew by nine new cases as adults in their 40s grew by seven. For children aged 0-9, here was three more cases and adults in their 80s grew by one.

As of this morning, there are currently 37 county residents hospitalized for COVID-19 up from yesterday’s 26 count. Of those 37 hospitalized, six are currently in the ICU. The total number of Dane County residents ever to be hospitalized for COVID-19 rose to 368.

Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 119.7 while the 14-day average is now 136.9 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 28, which is 2.8 percent, while the positive test percentage for September 27 has increased to 3.4 percent. The positive percentage for September 26 has been updated to 2.8 percent and September 25 is at 3.0 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 11 new positive cases from UW; 10 were UW students and 1 were UW employees. Of that 11, 10 came from on-campus testing and 1 from off-campus testing.

According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all 11 positive tests to September 27. 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 32.6. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at 2.3 percent. In total, there are now 2,961 positive cases from UW: 2,907 from students and 54 from employees. UW students continue to make up 98.2 percent of all UW cases. Of those 2,961 cases, 2031 were identified in on-campus testing. UW now has a percentage of positive of 4.8 percent for all positive tests since testing began on August 6th.

This 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.