Dane County reported 376 new coronavirus cases this morning, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 23,760 COVID-19 cases. Of those 23,760 cases, 18,062 are considered recovered while 5,630, or 23.7 percent, are currently active.
Public Health of Madison and Dane County also reported one additional death, a while male in his 90s. This now brings the County’s total deaths from COVID-19 to 68.
In the past 30 days, the number of cases in Dane County has grown 82 percent to 13,053. Last Thursday’s Data Snapshot as reported by Madison365 on Friday morning, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported that from October 27 through November 9, Madison averaged 364 new cases per today. With today’s update, the county’s seven-day average is now at 435.5 cases per day while our 14-day average as of November 16 is 434.7 cases per day.
Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties — broke a record with 179 patients in area hospitals for COVID-19. This is up from yesterday’s reported 177. The number of ICU patients grew slightly today, however, to 46.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown from yesterday’s reported 701 to 709. With one person in their 30s removed from the data today, the additional 10 Dane County residents in the hospital for COVID-19 include four people in their 60s, three in their 90s and one person in their 50s and 70s. Of those 10 new hospitalizations, two people are Black, one is Asian and one person is Hispanic/Latinx.
The number of hospitalizations for residents in the County has grown significantly among certain groups and ages as cases have surged. 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 33 percent while those in adults in their 80s by 31 percent.
Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color as those who identify as American Indian have grown 25 percent in Dane County and those who are Hispanic/Latinx grew by 18.8 percent. Hospitalizations for those who are Black in our community have grown 18.6 percent and 13.0 percent for those who are Asian in the past two weeks.
Of the 376 new cases reported today, 160 were attributed to November 18 while an additional 169 cases were attributed to November 17, increasing that day’s positive test count to 476, and 36 cases were added to November 16. The rest of the cases were added to earlier dates this past week.
All age groups between 0 – 89 grew by at least double digits today with those aged 10-19 growing by 86 new cases or 22.9 percent of all new cases while adults in their 20s growing by 82 new cases, or 21.8 percent of all new cases. Adults in their 30s grew by 58 new cases, adults in their 40s by 44, adults in their 50s by 34, adults in their 60s by 24 and adults in their 70s by 19. Children under 10 grew by 13 new cases, adults in their 80s by 11 and adults in their 90s grew by 5 new cases.
Important to note this morning is the continuing growth among our communities of color. According to the data, Hispanic/Latinx people in our community who make up about 6 percent of our population, grew by an additional 53 cases or 14.1 percent of all new cases broken down by ethnicity. They continue to encompass about 15.1 percent of all cases. Black people, who also make up six percent of our community, grew by 29 new cases. They make up 7.3 percent of all cases. Asian people grew by 16 new cases and now make up 3.3 percent of all cases while Native Americans in our community grew by four additional cases today and now make up .80 percent of all cases as they make up on .5 percent of the population in Dane County.
Looking at growth over the past two weeks, adults in their 90s in those older than 90 has grown 45.4 percent since November 5 while those in their 80s have grown 36.6 percent and children under 10 grew by 33.3 percent.
In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, American Indians according to the data as of this morning, has grown by 36.5 percent while those who are Hispanics/Latinx in our community grew by 34.7 percent since November 5. The percentage of cases in Dane County for Black people grew about 30.4 percent in cases for the past two weeks as the Asian community grew 28.4 percent in positive cases during the same time frame.
The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for November 18 at 3.8 percent while the positive test percentage for November 17 has grown to 6.6. The positive percentage for November 16 has also been updated to from 7.0 while November 15 has grown to 8.0 and November 14 is at 9.3. November 12, which holds the record for the highest single percentage of positive, is at 10.5. As of November 18, the 7 day average for Dane County is now at 8.42 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 reported 89 new positive cases for students in on and off campus testing and two new positive cases for employees. The seven day percentage of positive for students has grown to 4.0 percent. Currently, there are 4,291 students who have tested positive and UW employees are at 373 positive cases for a total of 4,664 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.