Hospitalizations in Dane County continue to grow slightly this morning according to today’s update from Public Health of Madison and Dane County. There were 117 total COVID-19 patients in area hospitals as of this morning – an increase of four from yesterday’s 113. Of the 117 in the hospital today, 36 patients with COVID-19 are in the ICU.
Public Health of Madison and Dane County also reported 167 new positive cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 32,299. Recovered cases grew to 30,223 as active cases rose to 2,068 or 6.4 percent of all cases.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has increased to 991. Of those additional five people, there were two people in their 40s, two people in their 60s and one person in their 90s. Of those five additional people hospitalized, two were identified was Hispanic/Latinx and three were women.
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 21.4 percent and adults in their 80s growing by 11.6 percent and those in their 50s have grown by 11.2 percent since December 14. Hospitalizations overall for Dane County residents have grown 9.0 percent since December 14.
Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color with those who are Asian in our community growing by 18.4 percent and those who American Indian/Native Alaskan grew by 14.3 percent since December 14. The percentage of hospitalizations for people who are Black in our community have grown 9.2 percent as those who are Hispanic/Latinx grew by 3.3 percent in hospitalizations during this time frame.
The 167 new cases were mostly attributed to December 27 with 145 new cases while 22 cases were attributed to December 26. This brings the 7 day average of positive cases to 125.1 while the 14 day average of positive cases to 136.3.
The percentage of positive for December 27 was 6.9 while the percentage of positive for December 26 has increased to 3.1 and December 25 remains at 4.0. The seven-day average is at 4.4 while the 14 day average as of December 27 is now at 4.1. Madison365 expects these numbers to adjust as Public Health of Madison and Dane County continue to receive updated results throughout the week.
All age groups between 10-69 grew by double digits today with those in their 20s and 30s both with 33 new cases or 19.8 percent of all new cases, respectively. There are 24 new cases for those in their 50s as those between 10-19 and those in their 40s both grew by 22 new cases and 16 cases for those in their 60s. In single digit growths, eight are in their 70s, seven new cases for those under 10 and one for those in their 80s and one in their 90s.
When looking at our communities of color, those who are Hispanic/Latinx grew by 21 new cases or 12.6 percent of all new cases when broken down by ethnicity. They continue to make up 15.6 percent of all cases since March while making up six percent of the population in Dane County. Black people in Dane County added five more cases and continue to make up 7.8 percent of all cases while those who are Asian grew by seven new cases and still make up 3.6 percent of all cases.
Looking at growth over the past two weeks, infection in those in their 90s grew by 16.3 percent as adults in their 80s grew by 9.5 percent. Adults in their 70s grew by 8.2 percent and adults in their 60s by 8.6 since December 14.
In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, those who are Asian have seen the most growth since December 14th, with an increase of 8.2 percent. Black people have grown by 6.1 percent while those who are American Indian/Alaskan have grown by 6.2 percent and those who are Hispanic/Latinx grew by 6.1 percent for the same time frame as well.
UW reported no new updates since December 23. There are 4,806 total positive cases for UW students and 524 positive cases for UW employees for a total of 5,330 total cases from UW since tracking began for campus. The most recent updated 7 day average of cases is now at 8.4 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of December 22. The 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is 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.