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Dane County reports 375 new cases, one more death

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Public Health of Madison and Dane County also reported 375 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the cumulative total to 28,107 cases. The number of recovered cases is at 23,215 as active cases rose slightly to 4,813, or 17.1 percent of all cases. Total cases have grown 69 percent over the past 30 days.

One additional death was also reported this morning – a white male in his 80s. This now brings the total of deaths from COVID-19 in Dane County to 102. Yesterday, at a press conference, local officials revealed that 40 of those 102 deaths occurred in November alone. This means 39 percent of all deaths from COVID-19 for Dane County residents took place last month.

Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties — has dropped to 163. Of those 163 total hospitalizations, 42 are currently in the ICU.

For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has increased by 12 to 819. Of those 12, three are in their 80s, two are in each of the following age groups: 40s, 50s and 60s, and one are in each of the following age groups: 30s, 70s, and 90s. Four of the 12, or 33 percent of today’s update, were also Black.

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 22 percent while adults in their 70s grew by 17.9 percent with those in their 60s growing about 13.9 percent since November 19.

Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color with those who are Asian grew by 23.3 percent and those who are American Indian growing about 20 percent from two weeks ago. Hospitalizations for those who identify as Hispanic in our community have grown 8.1 percent and 10.2 percent for those who are Black in the past two weeks.

Of the 375 new cases reported today, 305 were attributed to December 2 while the rest were attributed to December 1, increasing that day’s positive test count to 226. The seven-day average of cases is now at 244.8 while our 14 day average is at 289.6 as of December 2.

Age groups between 0-69 all grew by double digits this morning with adults in their 20s growing by 97 cases or 25.9 percent of all new cases reported. Those aged 10-19 grew by 61, with adults in their 30s and 40s both growing by 58. Adults in their 50s grew by 35, followed closely by those in their 60s with 34 and children under 10 and adults in their 70s both grew by 13. In single digit increases, adults in their 80s grew by four and adults in their 90s grew by two.

When looking at our communities of color, our Hispanic community grew by 81 new cases or 21.6 percent of all new cases. Though they make up only 6 percent of the population in Dane County, they now make up 15.5 percent of all cases when broken down by ethnicity. There were 28 new cases reported for those who are Black – increasing their total number of cases when broken down by race to 7.7 percent when they make up only 6 percent of the county population. Asian people in Dane County grew by 19 new cases while making up 3.5 of cases while American Indians in our county grew by four more. Though those who identify as American Indian only make up .5 percent of the population in our county, they ow make up .8 percent of all cases.

Looking at growth over the past two weeks, infection in those older than 90 has grown 28.8 percent since November 19 while adults in their 80s grew by 19.2 percent and  children aged 0-9 have grew by 20 percent.

In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, cases among Black people in our county have grown 20 percent while Asian people have grown about 19.4 percent. For our Hispanic community, since November 19, positive cases have grown 17.9 percent while for those who identify as American Indian in our community, cases have grown 14.9 percent for the same period.

The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for December 2 at 6.5 percent while December 1 is now at 5.8 percent. November 30 is at 6.9 and November 29 is at 9.1. 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 2, the 7 day percentage of positive for cases was at 7.4 while the 14 day average is now at 6.4. The break down for each day can be found on Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s Dashboard.

On Wednesday, UW reported 25 additional positives for students from on-campus testing and three positive employee with no new off-campus positives for that date. All of these positive tests have been attributed to December 1. In total, there are 4,605 positive students (which includes two additional positives that have been attributed to dates earlier in the week) and 445 positive employees (which includes 12 additional positives from dates earlier in the week) to date for a total of 5050 cumulative cases for UW campus since tracking began for campus. The 7 day average of cases is now at 13.4 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of December 1. While the 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is now at 1.2 for students and 0.7 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.