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Dane County reports 112 new coronavirus cases

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Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 112 new cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 31,410. Recovered cases grew to 28,711 as active cases dropped to 2,563 or 8.2 percent of all cases.

Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties —  grew to 141 with the number of people in ICUs decreasing to 40.

For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has increased to 939 this morning with one person in their 40s and one person in their 80s. Of those two additional people hospitalized, one person was Black and one identified as Hispanic/Latinx.

The number of hospitalizations for residents in the county continues to impact adults 60 and older the most for the past few weeks, however the increases are steadily declining. Madison365 has graphed that growth from information gathered daily from PHMDC’s data which reflects that the number of hospitalized cases in adults in their 90s by 18.0 percent and those aged 10-19 have grown by 14.3 percent since December 6. Adults in their 80s have grown 11.5 percent during the same time as adults in their 70s have grown by 10.6 percent. Since December 6, hospitalizations overall for Dane County residents have grown 9.8 percent – a decrease from yesterday’s reported 10.5.

Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color with those who are American Indian/Native Alaskan grew by 16.7 percent while those who are Asia grew by 10.7 since December 6. The percentage of hospitalizations for people who are Black in our community have grown 9.7 percent and people who are Hispanic/Latinx by 2.6 percent.

The 112 new cases were attributed to dates earlier this week, with 76 cases attributed to December 19 while there were 34 more new cases attributed to December 18, increasing that day’s total to 176. The rest of the cases were distributed among dates last week. The 7 day average of cases per day is now at 141.1 while the 14 day average is now at 166.

The percentage of positive tests for these days was also adjusted with December 19 at 2.1 while December 18 has increased to 3.4. December 17 has adjusted to 3.7 as December 16 adjusted to 3.8 and December 15 is at 3.9. The seven-day average remains at 4.2 while the 14 day average as of December 19 is at 4.7. Madison365 expects these numbers to adjust as Public Health of Madison and Dane County continue to receive updated results throughout the week.

Age groups between 10-59 grew by double digits today with those in their 20s growing by 26 or 26.8 percent of all new cases. Adults in their 40s grew by 17 new cases followed closely by those in their 30s by 16, adults in their 50s by 15, and those aged 10-19 grew by 14 . In single digit increases, adults under 10 and adult sin their 60s grew by 8, adults in their 70s by four, adults in their 80s by three and adults in their 90s by one.

When looking at our communities of color, those who are Hispanic/Latinx grew by 21 new cases or 18.8 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 9 or 8.0 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 five new cases and now make up 3.6 percent of all cases.

Looking at growth over the past two weeks, infection in those in their 90s grew by 22.9 percent as adults in their 80s grew by 13.3 percent. Adults in their 70s grew by 13.0 percent and adults in their 60s by 11.5 since December 6.

In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, cases among Black people have grown by 9.4 percent while Asian people have grown by 10.2 percent. Those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx have grown 8.3 percent while American Indian/Native Alaskan in our community have grown by 5.7 percent during this same period.

UW reported eight new positives from on-campus testing for students while UW employees had no new positives from on-campus testing. All positive cases have been attributed to December 18. There are now 4,783 total positive cases for UW students – including two attributed to earlier dates in the data – and 514 positive cases for UW employees – including one attributed to earlier dates in the data – for a total of 5,297 total cases from UW since tracking began for campus. The updated 7 day average of cases is now at 9.0 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of December 18. The 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is now at .6 percent for students and 0.9 percent 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.