Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 371 new COVID-19 cases this morning, bringing the total for all cases in county to 14,845. The number of recovered cases has risen to 12,152 as the number of active cases as also risen to 2,644, about 17.81 percent of all cases.
Dane County also reported another death this morning — a white woman in her 90s. This brings the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Dane County to 49.
The number of people who are currently hospitalized in county hospitals dropped to 112. However, of those 112, a record breaking 32 patients are in the ICU — 28.5 percent of all current patients hospitalized from COVID-19. This includes patients who live in and outside of Dane County.
The number of Dane County residents ever hospitalized has increased by eight to 514 with one person originally reported yesterday as being hospitalized from COVID-19 removed from the data. This includes three adults in their 20s, one adult in their 50s one adult in their 60s, and three in their 70s. Of the additional eight people in the hospital from Dane County, six are women, one person is Black and two people identify as Hispanic/Latinx.
Of the 371 cases reported today, 136 were attributed to October 27 while an additional 214 cases were attributed to October 26, increasing that day’s positive test count to 289. 10 of today’s new cases were attributed to October 25 and 11 were also added to October 24.
All age groups from 0 to 89 grew by double digits with adults in their 20s growing the most with 89 new cases or 31.0 percent of all new cases, while those in their 30s grew by 58 new cases or 15.6 percent of all new cases and those aged in 10-19 with 55 new cases or 14.8 percent of all new cases. Adults in their 50s grew with 44 new cases as adults in their 40s grew by 43 new cases. Adults in their 60s grew by 27 new cases while adults in their 70s grew by 21 and children aged 0-9 grew by 20 new cases. Rounding out today’s numbers, those in their 80s also grew by double digits with 12 new cases while adults in their 90s grew by two.
Looking at increases by percentages since October 14, adults in their 90s grew significantly more in case totals with a 82.8 percent increase, while adults in their 70s grew by 45.2 percent, adults in their 60s by 42.2 percent and children aged 0-9 grew 40.8 percent.
Data for communities of color also continue to see growths and over-representation in their populations. Those who identify as American Indian/Alaskan saw a growth of 46.7 percent in cases for the past two weeks while those who identify has Hispanic/Latinx grew around 33.1 percent in cases. Asians in Dane County grew by 23 percent while Black people grew by 22.5 percent since October 14. Madison365 reported on Public Health of Dane County and Madison’s new Data Snapshot from last week which showed not only an over representation of cases for our communities of color in Dane County, but also in hospitalizations from October 6 through October 19.
Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 234.8 per day while the 14 day average is at 211.6 cases per day. The Forward Dane reopening plan required that the daily new case average fall below 20 before moving to the next phase.
The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for October 27, which is 4.3 percent, while the positive test percentage for October 26 has increased to 8.4 percent. The positive percentage for October 25 has been updated to 6.7 percent and most notably, October 24 has increased to 5.4 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.
UW reported two new COVID-19 cases, with one students and one employee testing positive in on-campus testing. There were no cases reported from off-campus testing. Currently, the 7-day percent of positive for students tested on campus remains at 1.2. In total, according to UW’s Smart Restart Dashboard, there are now 3,223 students who have tested positive and 161 employees for a total of 3,384 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.