Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 213 new cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 30,048. Recovered cases grew to 26,548 as active cases dropped down to 3,392, or 11.3 percent of all cases.
Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties — dropped sharply from 145 to 136. Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the ICU also dropped from yesterday’s reported 41 to 39.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has increased to 897. Of the four new hospitalizations, all were women, one was Black and ages included a woman in her 80s, 60s, 50s and one between the ages of 10-19.
The number of hospitalizations for residents in the county continues to impact adults 60 and older the most for the past few weeks. Madison365 has graphed that growth from information gathered daily from PHMDC’s data which reflects that the number of hospitalized cases in those in their 90s grew by 18.2 percent as adults in their 60s grew by 16.1 percent, and adults in their 80s by 15.6 percent since November 28.
Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color with those who are American Indian have grown 16.7 percent and Black people grew by 13.7 percent. The percentage of hospitalizations for people who identify as Hispanic/Latinx in our community have grown 6.9 percent for the past two weeks.
The 213 new cases were attributed to dates earlier this week with 174 added to December 11 while 47 were added to December 10, increasing that day’s total to 106 and 16 added to December 9. The rest of the cases were distributed among dates earlier this week. The 7 day average of cases per day is now at 187.3 while the 14 day average is now at 230.5.
The percentage of the positive for these days also adjusted with December 11 reportedly at 5.2 while December 10 has increased to 2.6. For December 9, the percentage of positive has adjusted to 5.7 and December 8 has updated to 5.1. The 7 day average is now at 5.2 while the 14 day average as of December 9 is at 6.2.
Age groups 0-89 all grew by double digits today with those in their 20s growing by 38 new cases or 27.1 percent of all new cases. Adults in their 30s grew by 32, adults in their 40s by 28, 50s by 25 and adults in their 60s by 22. Those aged 10-19 grew by 20, children under 10 and adults in their 70s grew by 16, and adults in their 80s by 11. In single digit increases, adults in their 90s grew by five.
When looking at our communities of color, those who are Hispanic/Latinx grew by 25 new cases or 11.7 percent of all new cases broken down by ethnicity. They continue to make up 15.6 percent of all cases. Black people in our community grew by 20 or 9.4 percent of all new cases and continue to make up 7.8 percent of all cases ever in Dane County. Asian people in our community grew by nine new cases and make up 3.5 percent of all cases while American Indian/Alaskan Native grew by two new cases and are 0.8 percent of all cases in Dane County..
Looking at growth over the past two weeks, infection in those in their 90s grew by 27.3 percent as adults in their 80s grew by 16.2 percent. Adults in their 70s grew by 14.8 percent and adults in their 60s by 14.0 since November 28.
In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, cases among Black people have grown by 13.1 percent while Asian people have grown by 11.8 percent. Those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx have grown 11.8 percent while American Indians in our community have grown by 10.8 percent during this same period.
UW reported yesterday eight new positive cases in on-campus testing from students and three new positive cases from on-campus testing for UW staff. These new positives have been attributed to December 10. In total, there are 4,724 positive students and 487 positive employees – including six additional positives from off-campus testing attributed to earlier date. This gives UW a cumulative total of 5,211 cases since tracking began for campus. The 7 day average of cases is now at 14.3 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of December 10. The 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is now at 1.1 for students and 1.0 for employees from on campus testing.
Madison365 updated our weekly map for COVID-19 cases within our county tracts this past Friday. Our team will continue to update this data and publish it weekly.
We will have an update later this afternoon for statewide numbers after 2 pm.