Home covid Dane County has confirmed 388 new cases since Friday; hospitalizations hit a...

Dane County has confirmed 388 new cases since Friday; hospitalizations hit a new record


Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s Data Dashboard came back online this morning with an additional 388 cases reported since Friday afternoon as area hospitalizations broke a new record today.

Today, hospitalizations for those with COVID-19 increased to 84. The previous record of 78 hospitalizations was set on October 18. This number includes patients hospitalized in Dane County, some of whom live in Dane County and some of whom do not. Of those 84 in the hospital for COVID-19, 20 are in the ICU.

Currently, the number of Dane County residents to ever be hospitalized for COVID-19 has increased from Friday’s 449 to 468. Of those additional 19 patients, seven patients were in their 60s, five patients were in their 50s, three in their 70s and three were in their 20s. The rest were in their 80s and 90s.

On late Friday afternoon, PHMDC’s dashboard reported cumulative cases as a total of 12,340; however, numbers for confirmed cases by age, race and ethnicity all added up to 12,375. Today, the total cumulative case count is 12,763. Madison365 assumes 12,375 was the correct total on Friday, which is why the reported increase is at 388, which is somewhat less than what PHMDC is reporting as the increase today. Currently, there are 10,905 recovered cases as active cases slipped slightly to 1,812.

Of the new cases reported late Friday afternoon and today, were mostly attributed to dates from this past weekend with 170 cases for October 16, 116 cases for October 17, and 76 cases for October 18 and 41 cases for October 19.

Adults in their 20s had the most cases with a total of 98 new cases while adults in their 40s grew by 67. Adults in their 30s grew by 61 new cases while adults in their 50s grew by 53 and those aged 10-19 grew by 46. Adults in their 60s also grew by double digits with 35 new cases as children aged 0-9 grew by 15. In single digit increases since Friday afternoon, adults in their 70s grew by eight new cases as adults in their 80s grew by four and adults in their 90s grew by one additional case.

Adults in their 60s continue to see the most growth for the past to weeks with 39.3 percent, followed by those in their 40s growing by 33.4 percent since October 6 and children aged 0-9 with 33.2 percent.

Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 164.5 while the 14-day average is now 141.7 cases per day. The Forward Dane reopening plan required that the daily new case average fall below 20 before moving to the next phase.

The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for October 19, which is 2.1 percent, while the positive test percentage for October 18 has increased to 3.1 percent. The positive percentage for October 17 has been updated to 2.4 percent and October 16 has increased to 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.

There were no reported new cases from UW due to the planned outage that took place Friday evening through Sunday evening. UW expects an update later this afternoon.

Madison365 has updated our weekly map for COVID-19 cases within our county tracts this morning.

We will have an update later this afternoon for statewide numbers after 2pm.