Dane County reported 133 new cases this morning, as the number of total cases for the county has risen to 24,901. Of those 24,901 cases, 19,768 are considered recovered while 5,060, or 20.3 percent, are currently active. In the past 30 days, the number of cases in Dane County has grown 78.8 percent.
Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties — rose slightly to 153 from yesterday’s 152. Of those 153, there are currently 46 ICU patients.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown from yesterday’s reported 725 to 729. The additional four Dane County residents in the hospital for COVID-19 one is female, one of whom is Black and one who is Hispanic. For ages, one is in their 60s, 40s, 30s and aged between 10-19.
The number of hospitalizations for residents in the County has grown significantly among certain groups and ages as cases have surged. 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 30 percent while those in adults in their 80s by 28.7 percent as those aged between 10-19 grew by 25 percent.
Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color as those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx grew by 17.5 percent. Hospitalizations for those who are Black in our community have grown 16.3 percent and 8.3 percent for those who are Asian in the past two weeks.
Of the 133 new cases reported today, 33 were attributed to November 22 while an additional 70 cases were attributed to November 21, increasing that day’s positive test count to 110, and 28 cases were added to November 20 and increased that date to 252. The seven day average of cases is now at 315.8 while our 14 day average is at 400.4 as of November 22.
Most of today’s cases were centered in ages 10-39 with those aged in their 20s with the most cases at 44, or 33.1 percent of all new cases. Those aged 10-19 grew by 36 new cases while adults in their 30s grew by 25. Adults in their 40s grew by 10 new cases, followed by those in their 50s with eight new cases, 60s by 5, children under 10 by four and adults in their 70s by one. there were no new cases reported for those in their 80s and 90s.
Important to note this morning is the continuing growth among our communities of color. According to the data, Hispanic/Latinx people in our community who make up about 6 percent of our population, grew by 18 new cases today or 13.5 percent of all new cases broken down by ethnicity. They continue to encompass 15.4 percent of all cases by ethnicity. Black people, who also make up six percent of our community, also grew by 18 new cases. They make up 7.4 percent of all cases. Asian people grew by nine new cases and now make up 3.4 percent of all cases while Native Americans in our community also grew by one additional cases today and make up .80 percent of all cases as they make up on .5 percent of the population in Dane County.
Looking at growth over the past two weeks, infection in those older than 90 has grown 38 percent since November 9 while those in their 80s have grown 31.8 percent and children under 10 grew by 29.3 percent.
In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, cases among American Indians have grown by 32 percent while those who are Hispanics/Latinx in our community grew by 30.7 percent since November 9. The percentage of cases in Dane County for Black people grew about 29.6 percent in cases for the past two weeks as the Asian community grew 27.4 percent in positive cases during the same time frame.
The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for November 22 at 1.0 percent while the positive test percentage for November 21 has grown to 1.5. The positive percentage for November 20 has also been updated to 5.4 while November 19 has adjusted to 6.2 and November 18 is at 5.4 November 12, which holds the record for the highest single percentage of positive, is at 10.5. 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 November 22, the 7 day percentage of positive for the county is at 4.9 while the 14 day average is at 6.8. The break down for each day can be found on Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s Dashboard.
Yesterday at 2 pm, UW’s COVID-19 dashboard reported 33 new positive cases for students and no new positive cases for employees in on campus testing. All of these cases were attributed to Saturday, November 21, according to UW’s dashboard. UW also acknowledged that any delayed test results received were attributed to the appropriate dates, but are not included in their daily briefing. These delayed results continue to be reported not in the initial summary but in the “On and Off Campus Testing” portion of the dashboard as well as in the final totals.
The most recent and available seven-day average for UW is for November 18 at 74.0 while the seven day percentage of positive for students is now at 2.4 percent. Currently, there are 4,457 students (including 3 additional positives from previous dates added to the data) who have tested positive and UW employees are at 397 positive cases for a total of 4,854 cumulative cases for UW students and staff.
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.