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Dane County grows by 68 coronavirus cases; 60 percent of cases aged 10-29


Dane County confirmed 68 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 5,636. As of this morning, the total number of recovered cases was listed at 4,915.

Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 40 today. As of this morning, 25 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Dane County, with nine of those in the ICU. The total number of Dane County residents ever to be hospitalized for COVID-19 is now at 333.

Those aged 10-19 and 20-29 contintued to experience double digit increases with 29 and 19 respectively. Those aged 10-19 were 42.6 percent of all new cases today while adults in their 20s were 27.9 percent of all new cases. Adults in their 70s grew by five while adults in their 30s and 40s both grew by 4 additional cases. Those in their 50s and children aged 0-9 each grew by three. Those in their 60s grew by one additional case.

Madison365 is providing data for growth by race and ethnicity and by age for the past two weeks with the following interactive charts below:

According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s data dashboard, as of 2 pm yesterday, UW testing has confirmed a total of 173 cases, an additional 49 new cases from yesterday. This brings UW’s seven-day average to 19.7 positive cases per day for all cases (UW staff and students) and the seven-day percent of positive average of 1.7 percent for all UW students tested on campus. Of the 49 new cases, UW reported that 17 of those were in on-campus housing and 32 students were in off-campus housing. All positive cases from UW are reported in Dane County numbers. As of this morning, UW has run 11,369 tests since on campus testing began on August 6th. UW has completed their move-in testing and have transitioned to biweekly surveillance testing of those in residence halls. According to yesterday’s update, there are currently 13 students in on-campus quarantine as well as 13 students in on-campus isolation with most resident hall students choosing to return home to quarantine or isolate for the appropriate period.

For all of Dane County, the most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for September 2, with the positive test percentage reported at .6 percent while September 1 is at 3.7 percent. The positive percentage for August 31 has been updated to 2.5 percent and August 30 is now at 1.5. 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.

The seven day average for 9/2 is at 51.75 cases per day while 9/1 was at 56.13 cases per day. These averages are based on the available number of cases reported by Dane County and adjust according to the updated cases reported.

This morning, Madison365 updated our interactive Dane County Coronavirus Map. The map will be updated weekly.