Dane County confirmed 34 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the County’s total to 7,903. As of this morning, there are 6,104 recovered cases while 1,758 are currently active. This drops the percentage of active cases at 22.2 percent.
Most of the 34 new cases were attributed to tests processed September 14, with 20 positive cases reported for that date while an additional 14 were attributed to September 13 to bring that total to 245 new positive cases. The other positive tests were attributed to earlier dates during the week. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.
Yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County updated some data details for the week of September 1 – 12, noting that three out of four positive results those days were from UW Madison.
We’re continuing to see 100+ cases/day, & our team is assessing the latest data. From Sept 1 to Sept 12, 3 out of every 4 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Dane Co. were a student/staff member of UW-Madison.
— @publichealthmdc (@PublicHealthMDC) September 14, 2020
In addition, 82 percent of the cases attributed to September 13 are aged 18-22, according to data provided by Public Health Madison & Dane County. Madison365 expects a break down in the number of positive of cases in that age rage for the previous two weeks to be shared when Public Health of Madison and Dane County releases their weekly Data Snapshot on late Thursday afternoon.
Almost 48.5 percent of today’s new cases are aged 10-19, with 16 new cases in that age group. Adults in their 20s grew by eight new cases with almost 24 percent of all positive tests. Since September 1, cases in ages 10-19 have grown by 212 percent, while cases in those in their 20s have grown 32.4 percent since September 1.
Adults in their 50s grew by three cases today, while adults in their 30s and 60s grew by two cases. Children aged 0-9, adults in their 70s and in their 80s each grew by one additional case.
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 eight of those in the ICU. The total number of Dane County residents ever to be hospitalized for COVID-19 is still at 347 as of this morning.
Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 201.8, while the 14-day average is now 169.7 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. Last Thursday evening, the State Supreme Court issued a temporary injunction allowing schools to open for in-person instruction.
Last Friday, PHMDC put out a statement stating their “disappointment in this decision and strongly urge all schools to continue voluntary phasing-in of classes for in-person instruction for grades 3-12 per Public Health Madison & Dane County recommendations.”
On Monday, several Dane County private schools reopened.
At the time of this update, the most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for September 14, which is at 1.8 percent while the positive test percentage for September 13 has increased to 6.7 percent. The positive percentage for September 12 has been updated to 4.2 percent and September 11 is at 5.3 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 another 194 new positives cases among students and one employee with 134 of those in campus housing. There was also an additional 17 positive cases in off campus testing for a total of 212 new cases reported as of yesterday.
According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all of the 195 positive tests to September 13. 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 181.6. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at 10.4 percent. In total, there are now 2,167 positive cases from UW: 2,138 from students and 29 from employees. UW students now make up 98.66 percent of all UW cases. Of those 2,167 cases, 1,514 were identified in on-campus testing. As of this morning, UW has run 28,324 tests since on campus testing began on August 6 with 5.4 percent of those tests coming back positive.
Last Friday, 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.