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Dane County reports 569 new cases as hospitalizations hit new record


Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 569 new COVID-19 cases this morning, bringing the total for all cases in county to 16,695. The number of recovered cases has risen to 13,372 as the number of active cases rose significantly to 3,274  or about  19.61 percent of all cases.

The number of people currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in Dane County hospitals broke another record today, increasing by nine with 135 currently hospitalized. The number of those hospitalized also broke a record today, increasing from yesterday’s 32 to 35 according to PHMDC’s update. This includes patients who live in and outside of Dane County.

Dane County residents who have ever been hospitalized for COVID-19 also increased this morning by 14 from yesterday, bringing today’s new total to 550. This update includes five adults in their 80s, two adults in their 20s, 30s and 40s and one adult each in their 50s, 60s and 90s. Four of those hospitalized are Hispanic while two are Black.

Of the 569 cases reported today, 92 were attributed to November 2 while an additional 264 cases were attributed to November 1, increasing that day’s positive test count to 281, while 189 more cases were added to October 31 increasing that day’s count to 332. The rest of the new cases were attributed to October 30 and October 29.

All cases except those in their 20s saw double digits today. Those in their 20s reported a triple digit increase with 122 new cases, or 21.4 percent of all new cases.  Those in their 30s grew by 85 new cases or 14.9 percent for all new cases while those in their 40s grew by 82 new cases or 14.4 percent of all new cases. Those aged 10-19 grew by 79 new cases while those in their 50s grew by 57 and those in their 60s grew by 51. Children aged 09 grew by 29 new cases followed by those in their 80s with 27 new cases while those in their 70s grew by 25 new cases. Adults in their 90s rounded out today’s update with 13 new cases reported for that age group.

Looking at the increase since October 20, those aged in their 90s grew by 55.1 percent while adults in their 80s saw an increase of 36.2 percent. Adults in their 70s also saw a significant growth with an increase of 35.9 percent while children aged 0-9 saw an increase of 33.4 from the past two weeks.

Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now 242 per day while the 14-day average is at 228 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 November 1, which is one percent, while the positive test percentage for October 31 has increased to 3.3 percent. The positive percentage for October 30 has also increased and is now at 6.2 percent and October 29 has grown to 6.2. 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 2pm, UW updated their dashboard noting an additional 15 new cases, 14 of whom were students and one of whom was an employee, from on campus testing. The seven-day percent positive rate has increased for UW to 2.0 percent while the seven-day average of cases has remained at 31.3 cases per day. In total, according to UW’s Smart Restart Dashboard, there are now 3414 students who have tested positive and 199 employees for a total of 3,613 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.