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Dane County reports 131 new cases as hospitalizations rise slightly


Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 131 new coronavirus cases Sunday, bringing the cumulative total to 28,854. The number of recovered cases is at 23,979 as active cases continue to drop to 4,352 or 15.1 percent.

Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties — grew by seven to 168. Current ICU cases, however, remained steady at 48.

For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has increased by six this morning – with a person in their 70s removed from the data – to 847. Of those new seven hospitalizations, there are two additional reported hospitalizations for those in their 60s and 80s and one for those in their 30s and 40s. Of those six, one person is Asian and one is 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. 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 20 percent as adults in their 70s grew by 17.9 percent and adults in their 60s by 16.9 percent.

Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color with those who are Asian has grown by 22.6 percent while those who are American Indian have grown by 20 percent since November 22. For our Black community, hospitalizations have grown about 13.4 percent while for those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx in our community have grown 8.8 percent.

Of the 131 new cases reported today, 102 were attributed to December 5 while the rest were attributed to December 4, increasing that day’s total to 191. The seven-day average of cases for the county is at 235 while the 14 day average is at 255.3.

Adults in their 20s continued to have the largest single day growth today with 32 new cases, while adults in their 40s grew by 22. Those in their 30s grew by 19, in their 50s by 18, those aged 10-19 grew by 14, and adults in their 60s by 13. In single digit growths, children under 10 grew by six, 80s by four and 70s by three additional cases.

When looking at our communities of color, our Hispanic community grew by 21 new cases or 16 percent of all new cases broken down by ethnicity. Though they make up only 6 percent of the population in Dane County, they continue make up 15.6 percent of all cases when broken down by ethnicity. There were 9 new cases reported for those who are Black while Asian people in Dane County grew by four new cases. Black people make up 7.7 percent of all cases while those who are Asian make up 3.5 percent of all cases.

Looking at growth over the past two weeks, infection in those in their 90s grew by 28.2 percent as adults in their 80s grew by 19.9 percent. Adults in their 70s grew by 17.5 percent and adults in their 60s by 17.4 since November 22.

In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, cases among Black people have grown by 18.0 percent while Asian people have grown by 17.3 percent. Those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx have grown 15.3 percent while American Indians in our community have grown by 14.2 percent during this same period.

The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for December 5 at 2.7 percent while December 4 is now at 4.4 percent. December 3 is at 6.5 and December 1 is at 7.1. 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. As of December 4, the 7 day percentage of positive for cases was at 6.2 while the 14 day average is now at 6.2. The break down for each day can be found on Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s Dashboard.

On Saturday, UW reported 13 additional positives for students from on-campus testing and 4 positive for employees from on-campus testing. All of these positive tests have been attributed to December 4. In total, there are 4,665 positive students (including 27 that were attributed to previous dates) and 457 positive employees  with a cumulative total of 5122 cases for UW since tracking began for campus. The 7 day average of cases is now at 17.1 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of December 4. The 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is now at 1.7 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.