Dane County confirmed 55 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing the County’s total to 4,626. As of this morning, the total number of recovered was listed as 3,911.
Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 38 this morning while total hospitalizations grew to 291, up from yesterday’s 289. Currently, there are 33 people hospitalized in Dane County with 8 of those in the ICU.
Today’s highest concentration of cases was among adults in their 20s at 21 cases. They had 39 percent of all new cases today. Adults in their 40s added nine new cases while those aged 10-19 followed with eight new cases. Those in their 30s grew by six, while those in their 50s grew by five and 60s by three. Children aged 0-9 and adults in their 70s, 80s and 90s all grew by one.
Madison365 is now reporting the growth of COVID-19 cases for the last two weeks by age and race/ethnicity with the interactive graphs below.
The most updated data on positive test percentage for a day is for August 11, with the positive test percentage reported as 1.7 percent while August 10 is now at 1.8 percent. The positive percentage for August 9 has been updated to 1.6 percent and August 8 at 1.8 percent. Madison365 expects that these numbers will adjust 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, Public Health of Madison and Dane County updated their Data Dashboard for the week of July 25 – August 7. Currently, for those dates, Dane County has averaged 50 cases per day which stayed consistent with last week’s 50 cases. However, this number is still too high for the Forward Dane reopening plan to move forward, coded as red on the data snapshot metrics. For those dates, only about 75 percent of those who test positive have been contacted within 48 hours of being tested which is up from last week’s 64 percent, which means this metric has moved from red to yellow. Though last week’s snapshot reported that the percentage of those who tested positive who did not know where they would have gotten COVID from was at 36 percent, this week it rose to 40 percent keeping this metric red as well.
Public Health of Madison and Dane County also reported the current activity level for the county which measures the burden of cases within the last two week period (number of cases per 100,000) and the trajectory – or the percent change in cases from previous to the current week and if that trajectory is statistically significant. As of 8/5, DHS reports that Dane County has a high burden with an average of 50 cases and a trajectory of no sttastistically significant change in the number of cases from the most recent 7 day period compared to the prior which puts us at a high activity level.
In this morning’s blog post from Public Health of Madison and Dane County, Public Health provided a timeline of their decisions made during the pandemic and the data/guidance used to come to those decisions. A brief look of the timeline was also shared on social media:
Last week, 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.