Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 270 new coronavirus cases Saturday, bringing the cumulative total to 28,723 cases. The number of recovered cases is at 23,979 as active cases dropped to 4,641 or 16.2 percent of all cases. Total cases have grown 62.5 percent over the past 30 days.
Another death was also reported today, a white man in his 30s, which brings the total reported deaths in Dane County to 103. Deaths reported from COVID-19 have increased about 30 percent for the past week. About 38 percent of all deaths from COVID-19 have centered on adults in their 80s. Adults in their 30s are only about two percent for the county with only a total of two deaths recorded since the epidemic began.
Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties — has dropped to 161. However, of those 161, ICU cases have jumped by 10 from yesterday with 48 total.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has increased by eight to 842. Of those new eight hospitalizations, three are in their 70s, two each were in their 80s and 60s and one was in their 50s. Four of them 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. 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 20 percent as adults in their 70s grew by 19.7 percent and adults in their 60s by 15.8 percent.
Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color with those who are Asian as well as those who are American Indian grew about 20 percent from two weeks ago as hospitalizations for Black people have grown by 14.3 percent and those who identify as Hispanic in our community have grown 8.0 percent.
Of the 270 new cases reported today, 154 were attributed to December 4 as 90 were attributed to December 3, increasing that day’s total to 293. The rest of the positive cases were attributed to various dates earlier in the week. The 7 day average of cases for the county is at 264.3 while the 14 day average is at 272.3.
Age groups between 0-89 all grew by double digits this morning with adults in their 20s growing by 65 cases or 27.3 percent of all new cases reported. Those aged 10-19 grew by 40 as adults in their 50s grew by 38. Adults in their 30s and 40s both grew by 36 new cases, adults in their 60s grew by 16 and adults in their 70s, 80s, and children under 10 both grew by 11 new cases. In single digit increases, adults in their 90s grew by six today.
When looking at our communities of color, our Hispanic community grew by 44 new cases or 16.3 percent of all new cases broken down by ethnicity. Though they make up only 6 percent of the population in Dane County, they continue make up 15.6 percent of all cases when broken down by ethnicity. There were 18 new cases reported for those who are Black – increasing their total number of cases when broken down by race to 7.8 percent when they make up only 6 percent of the county population. Asian people in Dane County grew by 11 new cases while making up 3.5 of percent cases while American Indians in our county grew by 11 more. Though those who identify as American Indian only make up .5 percent of the population in our county, they continue to make up .8 percent of all cases.
Looking at growth over the past two weeks, infection in those in their 90s grew by 29.2 percent as adults in their 80s grew by 19.6 percent. Adults in their 70s grew by 18.3 percent and adults in their 60s by 17.5 since November 21.
In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, cases among Black people have grown by 18.9 percent while Asian people have grown by 17.5 percent. Those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx have grown 15.9 percent while American Indians in our community have grown by 17.2 percent during this same period.
The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for December 4 at 4.1 percent while December 3 is now at 6.7 percent. December 2 is at 7.1 and December 1 is at 6.6. 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 December 4, the 7 day percentage of positive for cases was at 7.2 while the 14 day average is now at 6.3. The break down for each day can be found on Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s Dashboard.
On Friday, UW reported 16 additional positives for students from on-campus testing, 1 positives from off-campus testing for students and 2 positive for employees from on-campus testing. All of these positive tests have been attributed to December 3. In total, there are 4,625 positive students (including 10 that were attributed to previous dates) and 453 positive employees (which includes 1 attributed to previous dates) with a cumulative total of 5105 cases for UW since tracking began for campus. The 7 day average of cases is now at 15.4 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of December 3. While the 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is now at 1.9 for students and 0.9 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.