Dane County confirmed 201 new coronavirus cases this morning as hospitalizations continue to grow and one new death is reported. Today’s 201 cases bring Dane County’s total count – recovered and active cases as DHS did not have updated numbers reported for today.
The number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County also hit a new record with 66 total people hospitalized in Dane County for COVID-19, including two children younger than the age of 10. This number includes people who live in and outside of Dane County. Of those, 16 are in the ICU. The number of Dane County residents ever hospitalized increased from 417 to 422.
Dane County also reported one new death today which brings the total for deaths from COVID-19 for the County to 44. The person who passed was reported as a white male in his 80s according to the updated data.
Of today’s 201 new cases, 128 were attributed to tests processed October 9, while the rest were attributed to October 8 and earlier dates in the week. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.
There were double digits for age groups between 0 – 69 with adults in their 20s with the most cases at 46, followed by adults in their 30s with 36 new cases. Those aged 10-19 grew by 33 new cases while adults in their 40s grew by 25 as adults in their 50s and 60s both grew by 21 new cases. Children aged 0-9 grew by 12 more cases as adults in their 70s grew by four and those in their 80s grew by three.
Growths by age from the past two weeks continues to showcase the spread of cases beyond those aged 10-19 and those aged in their 20s. Adults in their 60s grew the most in the past two weeks with an increase of 37 percent in new cases while adults in their 50s grew by 33 percent and children aged 0-9 grew by 32 percent.
Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 122.4 while the 14-day average is now 118 cases per day – though declining late last week and earlier this week, these numbers have slowly become to rise once again. The Forward Dane reopening plan required that the daily new case average fall below 20 before moving to the next phase.
The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for October 9, which is 2.1 percent, while the positive test percentage for October 8 has increased to 3.6 percent. The positive percentage for October 7 has been updated to 2.9 percent and October 6 is also at 4.0 percent. 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. The break down for each day can be found on Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s Dashboard.
According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s data dashboard, as of 2 pm yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County and UW testing had confirmed 17 students and 2 UW employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Of that 19, two of the students who tested positive were from off-campus testing. This increases the total number of positive cases to 3094 for UW with 2987 students and 107 employees.
According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all 19 positive tests to October 8. UW attributes positive tests to the date results are received and not on the date a test was taken. PHMDC attributes results to the day a test was taken.
The seven-day average of UW-related cases per day has increased slightly to 12.1 cases per day. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus has also increased slightly to .8 percent.
Madison365 has updated our weekly map for COVID-19 cases within our county tracts yesterday morning.
We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.