A day after the State Supreme Court issued a temporary injunction allowing schools to open for in-person instruction, Dane County grew by 282 cases.
The 282 new cases raise the County’s total case count to 7,294. As of this morning, there are 5,490 recovered cases while 1,763 are currently active.
Most of the 282 new cases were attributed to tests processed September 10, with 251 positive cases reported for that date. The rest were attributed to September 9, raising that number to 487. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase.
Sixty-one percent of today’s new cases are age 10-19, with 172 cases in that age group. Adults in their 20s grew by 92 new cases and were 32.6 percent of all tests. This jump in cases comes on the heels of UW Madison moving all in person classes to remote classes and quarantining two dorms.
Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 41 today. As of this morning, 25 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Dane County, with 12 of those in the ICU. The total number of Dane County residents ever to be hospitalized for COVID-19 is now at 345.
Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 206, while the 14-day average is now 140 cases per day. The Forward Dane reopening plan required that the daily new case average fall below 20 before moving to the next phase. Further, PHMDC required a daily new case count below 39 for four consecutive weeks to open schools for grades three through five, and below 19 for four consecutive weeks to open grades six through 12, for in-person instruction.
At the time of this update, the most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for September 10, which is at 6.0 percent while the positive test percentage for September 9 has increased to 8.8 percent. The positive percentage for September 8 has been updated to 7.8 percent and September 7 is at 4.8 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.
Last night, Public Health of Madison and Dane Count released their updated Data Snapshot which indicated that 65 percent of all of Dane County’s positive tests for the week of August 25 through September 7 were from UW.
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 another 295 new positives cases among students and no cases for employees from on campus testing. An additional 95 students have tested positive in off-campus testing. This brings the total number of positive cases to 390 for UW students and the seven day average of cases per day to 153.3. The seven-day average for the percentage of positives is at 8.5 percent. The total number of positive cases for students and staff in on and off campus testing to 1,460 cases. Students make up 98.1 percent of those cases, and staff make up 1.9 percent.
Of those 1,460 cases, 651 were identified in on-campus testing. As of this morning, UW has run 21,739 tests since on campus testing began on August 6 with 4.4 percent of those tests coming back positive.
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.