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Dane County reports 21 deaths, 239 new cases


According to a tweet this morning from Public Health of Madison and Dane County, review and verified 21 new deaths for Dane County. This brings the total of deaths for our county to 101.

A week ago, Dane County was at 76 total deaths, meaning in just seven days our death total has grown by 32.9 percent.

Of the 21 deaths reported today, nine were in their 80s, six in their 60s, five in their 70s and one person who passed was in their 50s. All deaths were white and 11 were female.

Public Health of Madison and Dane County also reported 239 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the cumulative total to 27,732 cases. The number of recovered cases is at 22,926 as active cases  dropped to 4,727, or 17.0 percent of all cases. Total cases have grown 68.3 percent over the past 30 days.

Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties — has remained at 172. Of those 172 total hospitalizations, 41 are currently in the ICU.

For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has increased by 17 to 807. Of those 17, four are in their 70s, three are in their 80s and 50s, while two were in each of the following age groups: 90s, 60s, and 30s; and one person in their 40s. Two of the 17 were also Black.

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 26.5 percent while adults in their 70s grew by 18.1 percent with those in their 60s growing about 15.4 percent since November 18.

Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color with those who are Asian grew by 26.7 percent and those who are American Indian growing about 20 percent from two weeks ago. Hospitalizations for those who identify as Hispanic in our community have grown 11.7 percent and 10.6 percent for those who are Black in the past two weeks.

Of the 239 new cases reported today, 149 were attributed to December 1 while an additional 85 cases were attributed to November 30, increasing that day’s positive test count to 241. The rest were attributed to earlier days this week and late last week. The seven-day average of cases is now at 241.8 while our 14 day average is at 291.8 as of December 1.

Today, adults in their 30s with the largest growth with 52 or 19.4 percent of all new cases while adults in their 20s grew by 44, those aged 10-19 grew by 30, adults in their 50s by 29, adults in their 40s by 28, those in their 70s by 12 and adults in their 80s by 10. In single digit increases, adults in their 90s and children under 10 both grew by six new cases.

Looking at growth over the past two weeks, infection in those older than 90 has grown 30.6 percent since November 18 while adults in their 80s grew by 20.8 percent and  children aged 0-9 have grew by 20.2 percent.

In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, cases among Black people in our county have grown 20 percent while Asian people have grown about 19 percent. For our Hispanic community, since November 18, positive cases have grown 17.6 percent while for Native Americans in our community, cases have grown 15.1 percent for the same period.

The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for November 30 at 4.0 percent while November 29 has grown to 9.3. The positive percentage for November 28 has also been updated to 10.1 while November 27 has adjusted to 4.9 and November 26 is at 8.3. 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 30, the 7 day percentage of positive for the county is at 6.6 while the 14 day average is at 6.3. The break down for each day can be found on Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s Dashboard.

As of November 30, UW reported 2 additional positives for students from on-campus testing and zero positive employee. All of these positive tests have been attributed to November 30. In total, there are 4578 positive students (which includes five additional positives from dates earlier in the week) and 431 positive employees (which includes seven additional positives from dates earlier in the week) to date for a total of 5016 cumulative cases for UW campus since tracking began for campus. The 7 day average of cases is now at 13.7 for both students and staff in on and off 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.