Dane County reported 364 new COVID cases Thursday, bringing the cumulative total for the county to 26,265. The cumulative number of cases in Dane County has grown 82.3 percent in the past 30 days. Of those 26,265 cases, 20,807 are considered recovered while 5, 381, or 20.5 percent, are currently active.
PHMDC also reported one additional death this morning, bringing the total of deaths for Dane County to 77. The person who passed was a white male in his 70s. Deaths in the county have grown 13.2 percent from a week ago and 35 percent since November 12.
Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties — rose from 170 to 175. Of those 175 hospitalizations, 46 people are in the ICUs, the same number as yesterday.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown from yesterday’s reported 740 to 745. The additional Dane County residents include three women, two people who are Hispanic/Latinx and one person in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.
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 26.2 percent while adults in their 70s grew by 19.4 percent since November 12. Adults in their 60s and 80s also grew over 18 percent during the same time frame.
Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color as those who identify as Hispanic grew by 15.9 percent. Hospitalizations for those who are Black in our community have grown 7.1 percent and 15.4 percent for those who are Asian in the past two weeks.
Of the 364 new cases reported today, 271 were attributed to November 25 while an additional 66 cases were attributed to November 24, increasing that day’s positive test count to 199, and 21 cases were added to November 23 and increased that date to 309 The rest of the cases were attributed to dates earlier this week. The seven day average of cases is now at 318 while our 14 day average is at 396.1 as of November 25.
Every age group from 0-10 through 70-79 grew by double digits today as adults in their 80s grew by six and adults in their 90s grew by five. Adults in their 20s had the largest increase of new cases with 85, or 23.4 percent of all new cases, while adults in their 30s grew by 68 new cases this morning and those aged 10-19 grew by 53 new cases. Adults in their 40s grew by 49, 50s by 37, 60s by 24 and those aged in their 70s by 10.
Important to note this morning is the continuing growth among our communities of color. According to the data, Hispanic people in our community who make up about six percent of our population, grew by 71 new cases or 19.5 percent of all new cases broken down by ethnicity. They continue to encompass 15.5 percent of all cases by ethnicity. Black people, who also make up six percent of our community, also grew by 31 new cases. They now make up 7.6 percent of all cases. Asian people grew by 14 new cases and make up 3.5 percent of all cases while Native Americans grew by four additional cases and now make up 0.80 percent of all cases, but 0.5 percent of the population.
Looking at growth over the past two weeks, infection in those older than 90 has grown 28.5 percent since November 12 while children aged 0-9 have grew by 26.7 percent and adults in their 60s by 26 percent.
In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, cases among American Indians have grown by 28.6 percent while those who are Hispanics in our community grew by 27.4 percent since November 11. The percentage of cases in Dane County for Black people grew about 28.8 percent in cases for the past two weeks as the Asian community grew 27.6 percent in positive cases during the same time frame.
The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for November 25 at 4.7 percent while the positive test percentage for November 24 has grown to 3.0. The positive percentage for November 23 has also been updated to 5.2 while November 22 has adjusted to 5.6 and November 21 is at 4.6. 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 25, the 7 day percentage of positive for the county is at 5.3 while the 14 day average is at 6.6. 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 reported 27 new positive cases for students and four new positive cases for employees in on-campus testing. All of these cases were attributed to Tuesday, November 24, according to UW’s dashboard. UW also acknowledged that any delayed test results received were attributed to the appropriate dates, but are not included in their daily briefing. These delayed results continue to be reported not in the initial summary but in the “On and Off Campus Testing” portion of the dashboard as well as in the final totals.
The most recent and available seven-day average for UW is for November 17 at 74.0 while the seven day percentage of positive for students is now at 2.3 percent. Currently, there are 4,530 students (including 8 additional positives from previous dates added to the data) who have tested positive and UW employees are at 416 positive cases including 15 additional positives from previous dates added to the data) for a total of 4,946 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.