Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 293 new positive cases added to the data as Madison Metropolitan School District announced their schools would remain virtual until conditions improve to bring students and staff back safely amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
Dane county’s new cumulative total is now at 34,723 with recovered cases in Dane County growing to 31,973. However, active cases grew slightly this morning for a sixth straight day to 2,794, or 8.0 percent of all cases. Yesterday, active cases were at 2,744, or 7.9 percent of all cases.
Current hospitalizations in Dane County of patients with COVID-19, both county residents and people from neighboring counties, has grown to 122 this morning from yesterday’s 119. Of those 122, 39 people are in the ICU.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has been grown from 1,041 to 1,046 with one person in their 20s removed from the data. From those five new hospitalizations of Dane County residents to ever be hospitalized from Dane County, three are in their 80s, one in 70s, one in their 40s and one is in their 30s. Of the 5, one person was Black and one was a woman.
With the added 293 new infections, 199 of today’s reported cases were attributed to January 7 while 23 were added to January 6, increasing that day’s total to 386. The seven-day average of cases as of January 7 is now at 192.7 while the 14-day average is at 182.6.
The percentage of positive for January 7 is at 6.2 while January 6 is now at 5.8. The new percentage of positive for January 5 is 4.4 while January 4 is at 9.0. The seven-day percentage of positive as of January 7 is now at 7.1 while the 14 day average is also at 7.1. 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 0- 69 grew by double digits today, with adults in their 20s growing by 81 new cases or 26.5 percent of all new reported cases, followed by those in their 40s with 54 new cases. Adults in their 30s grew by 45 cases, with those aged 10-19 following closely behind with 44 new cases, adults in their 50s with 24, children under 10 with 19 and those in their 60s with 13. In single digit increases, adults in their 70s grew by seven, adults in their 80s by four, and adults in their 90s grew by three new cases.
When looking at our communities of color, those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx grew by 36 new cases or 12.3 percent of all new cases broken down by ethnicity while Black people in our community grew by 20 new cases this morning or by 6.8 percent of all new cases. Black people now make up 8.1 percent of all COVID-19 infections in Dane County while Hispanics/Latinx make up 15.2 percent of all infections broken down by ethnicity. Asian people have grown by 24 new cases and make up 3.8 percent of all new cases.
As of January 7th, UW reported 15 new positive cases for UW students in on-campus testing with 1 additional positive cases in off-campus testing for students and three new positive cases for UW staff in on-campus testing. All of these positives have been attributed to January 6. UW has a total of 4,907 total positive cases – including four newly reported positives attributed to earlier dates – for UW students, and 586 positive cases – including six newly reported positives attributed to earlier dates – for UW employees for a total of 5,493 total cases from UW since tracking began for campus. The most recent updated 7 day average of cases is now at 13.1 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of January 7. The 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is at 2.5 percent for students and 1.4 percent for employees from on campus testing as of January 6.
Madison365 has updated our weekly map of COVID-19 cases in the county by census tract.
We will have an update later this afternoon for statewide numbers after 2 pm.