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Dane County reports 226 new cases and 1 additional death as hospitalizations drop

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Public Health of Madison and Dane County also reported 226 new cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 30,910. Recovered cases grew to 27,843 as active cases dropped down to 2,931 or 9.5 percent of all cases.

There was also another death reported this morning – an Asian woman in her 90s has passed, according to today’s update. This bring’s the total of deaths from COVID-19 for Dane County to 136. Since December 1, reported deaths of COVID-19 have increased 33 percent and have been centered around those 70 and older.

Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties —  decreased by two to 132. ICUs for those currently hospitalized increased, however, by two to 40.

For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has increased for 916 to 922. Today’s update includes two people in their 30s, two in their 70s and one in their 50s and one person in their 90s. Of the six new hospitalizations, one person is Black and all of them were men.

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 those aged 10-19 have grown the most since December 3 with 26.7 percent. Adults in their 60s have grown 13.57 percent during the same time as adults in their 90s have grown 13.8 percent. Since December 3, hospitalizations overall for Dane County residents have grown 11.2 percent.

Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color with those who are American Indian/Native Alaskan have grown 28.6 percent and Black people grew by 11.5 percent since December 3. The percentage of hospitalizations for people who identify as Hispanic/Latinx in our community have grown past 5.1 percent for the past two weeks for as those who are Asian have grown 6.2 percent.

The 226 new cases were attributed to dates earlier this week, with 140 attributed to December 16 while there were 74 attributed to December 15, increasing that day’s total to 139. The rest of the cases were distributed among dates earlier this week and late last week. The 7 day average of cases per day is now at 151.6, while the 14 day average is now at 185.3.

The percentage of the positive for these days also adjusted with December 16 at 2.8 while December 15 has increased to 3.8. December 14 has remained at 5.1 as December 13 adjusted to 7.6 and December 11 is at 4.4. The seven-day average remains at 4.7 while the 14 day average as of December 15 is at 5.2. Madison365 expects these numbers to adjust as Public Health of Madison and Dane County continue to receive updated results throughout the week.

Age groups between 10-79 all grew by double digits today with those in their 20s growing by 41 or 26.9 percent of all new cases. Adults in their 40s grew by 38 new cases as adults in their 30s grew by 32, and those aged 10-19 grew by 30s. Adults in their 60s grew by 27 while adults in their 50s grew by 24 and those in their 70s grew by 10. Children under 10, adults in their 80s and adults in their 90s all grew by eight this morning.

When looking at our communities of color, those who are Hispanic/Latinx grew by 38 new cases or 16.8 percent of all new cases broken down by ethnicity. They continue to make up 15.6 percent of all cases. Black people in our community grew by 17 or 7.5 percent of all new cases and continue to make up 7.8 percent of all cases ever in Dane County. Asian people in our community grew by 12t new cases and make up 3.5 percent of all cases while those who are American Indian/Native Alaskan grew by two cases and remain .8 percent of all cases.

Looking at growth over the past two weeks, infection in those in their 90s grew by 23.5 percent as adults in their 80s grew by 14.6 percent. Adults in their 80s grew by 13.8 percent and adults in their 60s by 12.5 since December 3.

In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, cases among Black people have grown by 10.4 percent while Asian people have grown by 11.1 percent. Those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx have grown 9.5 percent while American Indian/Native Alaskan in our community have grown by 9.8 percent during this same period.

UW reported 13 new positives from on-campus testing for students while UW employees had 4 new positives from on-campus testing. All positive cases have been attributed to December 15. There are now 4,763 total positive cases for UW students and 500 positive cases for UW employees for a total of 5,263 total cases from UW since tracking began for campus.The updated 7 day average of cases is now at 10.9 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of December 15. The 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is now at 0.9 percent for students and 0.8 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.