This morning, Dane County confirmed 325 new coronavirus cases, bringing our total to 17,220 with 13,803 cases currently recovered. Active cases rose to 3,368, or 19.56 percent of all cases.
Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported yesterday in their blog that they will no longer contacting employers of positive cases due to the high number of cases in the county at this time. PHMDC did note that employers will be contacted by contract tracers if the positive employee works in a school, child care, health care or a congregate care facility. For all other positive cases, the responsibility would be on the individual who tested positive to tell their employer and work with them to contact any other person they may have been in contact with during their infection period.
Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties — dropped to 134. Of those 134, 31 are currently in the ICU. For Dane County residents the number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown from 560 to 568. Of those, 3 people in their 70s, 2 people in their 60s and 50s, and one person in their 80s and one in their 40s were hospitalized. A person previously reported who was in their 30s was taken out of the data.
Of the 325 new cases reported today, 69 were attributed to November 4 while an additional 128 cases were attributed to November 3, increasing that day’s positive test count to 220, while 126 more cases were added to November 2 increasing that day’s count to 308. The rest of the new cases were attributed to earlier dates this week.
Every age group from 0-89 saw double-digit growth today with adults in their 20s growing the most again with 61 new cases, or 30 percent of all new cases. Adults in their 40s grew by 56 new cases while those in their 30s grew by 52 new cases. Those aged 10-19 grew by 47 new cases as adults in their 50s grew by 40 and adults in their 60s grew by 26. Adults in their 70s grew by 14 followed by children aged 0-9 who grew by 13. Adults in their 80s rounded out today’s double digit growth with 10 new cases while adults in their 90s grew by six.
Looking at growth over the past two weeks, adults in their 90s continue to see the largest growth with 57.1 percent of new cases since October 22 while adults in their 80s have grown 36.6 percent. Those in their 70s have also grown over 30 percent with a 33.9 percent increase while children aged 0-9 grew by 32.2 percent since October 22.
For our communities of color, American Indians have grown by 33.3 percent while those who identify as Hispanic have grown by 28.4 percent. Those who are Black have grown by 22.5 percent while those who are Asian have grown by 21.8 percent since October 22.
The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for November 4 at 2.1 percent while the positive test percentage for November 3 has increased to 5.4 percent. The positive percentage for November 2 has also adjusted to 6.2 percent and November 1 has grown to 7.7 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.
Yesterday at 2 pm, UW’s COVID-19 dashboard update included 54 new COVID-19 positive cases from on campus testing with 45 students and nine employees. The seven-day percent positive rate for students has increased to 2.1 percent while the seven-day average of all positive cases has increased to 33.4 cases per day. In total, according to UW’s Smart Restart Dashboard, there are now 3470 students who have tested positive and 210 employees for a total of 3,680 cumulative cases for UW students and staff.
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.