Dane County grew today by an additional 210 new cases, bringing the County’s total to 7,617. As of this morning, there are 5,800 recovered cases while 1,776 are currently active. This leaves the percentage of active cases at 23 percent, more than double the statewide rate of 11.
Most of the 210 new cases were attributed to tests processed September 12, with 150 positive cases reported for that date. The other 60 positive tests were attributed to September 11, raising the daily positive for that date to 123 from 63. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.
Almost 53 percent of today’s new cases are aged 10-19, with 112 new cases in that age group. Adults in their 20s grew by 67 new cases, almost 25 percent of all tests. Since August 30, cases in ages 10-19 have grown by 202 percent, from 627 to 1,897. For those in their 20s, cases have grown 30 percent since August 29.
Adults in their 30s grew by 10 cases, while adults in their 50s grew by eight cases and adults in their 40s by six. Both adults aged in their 60s and children aged 0-9 grew by two additional cases each and adults in their 70s grew by three.
Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 41 today. As of this morning, 27 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 still at 346 as of this morning.
Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 207, while the 14-day average is now 155 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. On Thursday evening, the State Supreme Court issued a temporary injunction allowing schools to open for in-person instruction. On 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.”
At the time of this update, the most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for September 12, which is at 3.7 percent while the positive test percentage for September 11 has increased to 5.4 percent. The positive percentage for September 10 has been updated to 7 percent and September 9 is at 8.6 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 90 new positives cases among students both on and off campus and no cases for employees from on campus testing. The lower number of results returned are a result in a delay in the turnaround time of results which has slowed from 24 hours to 48 – 72 hours. According to UW’s smart data dashboard, they have attributed these 90 positives to September 11. UW attributes positive tests to the date results are received and not on the test date. PHMDC attributes results to dates tested.
The seven day average of cases per day has dropped to 176.3. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at 9.6 percent. In total, there are now 1,835 positive cases from UW – 1,808 from students and 27 from employees. UW students now make up 98.5 percent of all UW cases. Of those 1,835 cases, 1,241 were identified in on-campus testing. As of this morning, UW has run 25,050 tests since on campus testing began on August 6 with 5 percent of those tests coming back positive.
On 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.