Dane County reported 703 new coronavirus cases this morning, a second time in one week that we are over 700 cases. Last Tuesday, we broke a single day record of reported cases at 710.
These 703 new cases brings our culmultative total to 22,848 – inching closer to 23,000 cases ever for Dane County just a day after we reported breaking 22,000 cases. Of those 22,848, 17,380 are now considered recovered while 5,406 or 23.7 percent are considered active.
Public Health of Madison and Dane County also reported two new deaths – a person in their 80s and one person in their 90s. One of these deaths was reportedly Hispanic.
Dane County has seen a 76.7 percent increase in total cases in the past 30 days, since October 18, when the county reported 12,933 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 433 cases per day while our 14-day average as of November 16 is 418.3 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 174 patients in area hospitals for COVID-19. This is up from yesterday’s reported 162 and an increase of 30 patients in the past two days. The number of ICU patients also hit a record high of 48 as well today.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown from yesterday’s reported 662 to 690 – increasing by 22. The additional 22 Dane County residents in the hospital for COVID-19 include six people in their 70s, five in their 80s, four in their 90s, two in their 60s, two in their 20s, and one person in each of the following groups: 40s, 30s, and 10-19. Of those 22 hospitalizations, one person was Hispanic.
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 older than 80s has grown 32 percent since November 3 while those in their 90s have grown 32 percent and youth aged 10-19 grew by 25 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 15.3 percent. Hospitalizations for those who are Black in our community have grown 16.13 percent and 9.1 percent for those who are Asian in the past two weeks.
Of the 704 new cases reported today, 237 were attributed to November 16 while an additional 128 cases were attributed to November 15, increasing that day’s positive test count to 188, and 298 cases were added to November 14.
All 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 of all new cases,w 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 90 cases or 12.8 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 63 new cases. They make up 7.23 percent of all cases. Asian people grew by 22 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 in those older than 90 has grown 47 percent since November 3 while those in their 80s have grown 36 percent and those in their 40s grew by 31 percent. Children aged 0-9 grew by 34 percent for the past two weeks, adults in their 40s grew by 32 percent and adults in their 70s grew by 31 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 37.3 percent while those who are Hispanics/Latinx in our community grew by 33.9 percent since November 3. The percentage of cases in Dane County for Black people grew about 28.8 percent in cases for the past two weeks as the Asian community grew 26.4 percent in positive cases during the same time frame.
The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for November 16 at 4.6 percent while the positive test percentage for November 15 was adjusted to 6.4 percent. The positive percentage for November 14 has also been updated to from 8.5 while November 13 has grown to 7.4 and November 12 has become the highest single day at 10.5 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 no additional new cases from on or off campus testing due to both UW testing being closed for the weekend and Alliant Energy being closed on Sunday and Monday. Currently, there are 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.