Dane County reported 497 new coronavirus cases this morning bringing our cumulative total pass 22,000 cases today as those who are Hispanic/Latnix in our community have grown by 116 new cases, making up 23.3 percent of all new cases.
Sunday, 28 percent of all new cases were Hispanic. Public Health Madison & Dane County did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on the disproportionate number of Hispanic people represented in these new cases.
In total, Dane County now has 22,144 COVID-19 cases with 17,0569 are recovered while 5,025 are active, or 22.7 percent of all cases.
Dane County has seen a 79 percent increase in total cases in the past 30 days, since October 17, when the county reported 12,375 total cases ever. 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 344.3 cases per day while our 14-day average as of November 15 is 362.7 cases per day.
Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties — rose from 160 to 162. However, the number of ICU patients rose for a third day in a row to a record high of 46.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown from yesterday’s reported 662 to 668. The additional six Dane County residents in the hospital for COVID-19 include one person in their 50s, two in their 60s and three people in their 80s. Of those additional people hospitalized today, one person is black.
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 those in their 80s have grown 34 percent since November 2 while those in their 60s have grown 22.3 percent and those in their 90s grew by 21.9 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 18.6 percent. Hospitalizations for those who are Black in our community have grown 18.3 percent and 9.1 percent for those who are Asian in the past two weeks.
Of the 497 new cases reported today, 60 were attributed to November 15 while an additional 214 cases were attributed to November 14, increasing that day’s positive test count to 306. Also, 207 cases were added to November 13 while 12 more were added to November 12 – that date continues to hold the record for the highest single day of positives processed in a day at a new high of 562.
Age groups between 0 – 79 grew by at least double digits today with adults in their 20s growing by 109 new cases or 21.9 percent while adults in their 30s grew by 91 new cases or 18.3 percent. Those aged 10-19 grew by 85 cases, adults in their 40s by 79, those in their 50s by 53, those in their 60s by 27, children under 10 by 26 new cases and adults in their 70s by 15. In single digit growths, adults in their 80s grew by nine and adults in their 90s grew by three.
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 116 cases or 23.3 percent of all new cases broken down by ethnicity. They now encompass about 15.1 percent of all cases. Black people, who also make up six percent of our community, grew by 50 new cases. They make up 7.1 percent of all cases. Asian people grew by 15 new cases and now make up 3.3 percent of all cases while Native Americans in our community grew by six additional cases today and now make up .77 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 continue to see the largest growth with a 56.2 percent increase in cases since November 2 while adults in their 80s have grown 41.4 percent. Children aged 0-9 grew by 34.8 percent for the past two weeks as adults in their 70s grew by 32.5 percent for the past two weeks.
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 35.7 percent while those who are Hispanics/Latinx in our community grew by 35.3 percent since November 2. The percentage of cases in Dane County for Black people grew about 28.7 percent in cases for the past two weeks as the Asian community grew 27.8 percent in positive cases during the same time frame.
The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for November 15 at 4.1 percent while the positive test percentage for November 14 has adjusted to 7.1 percent. The positive percentage for November 13 has also been updated to from 5.8 while November 12 has grown to 9.6. November 12 now ties November 6 as the highest percentage of positive for a single day. 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 continued to steadily report increasing numbers for UW students and staff with 81 new positives. Of those 81 reported, 76 were students and five were employees. All of these positives were from on-campus testing only. As reported on Saturday, UW is adding positives from off campus testing to the appropriate date of the result, but those results are only being reflected in the data provided for both on and off campus testing on the page and in the final totals.
The seven-day percent positive rate for students is at 3.9 percent while the seven-day average of all positive cases has grown to 71.6 cases per day. In total, according to UW’s Smart Restart Dashboard, there are now 4,175 (1 from off campus testing) students who have tested positive and UW employees grew from 356 for a total of 4,531 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.