Dane County confirmed 162 new coronavirus cases today, bringing the county’s total to 5,963. As of this morning, the total number of recovered cases was listed at 5,039.
Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 40 today. As of this morning, 27 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Dane County, with 11 of those in the ICU. The total number of Dane County residents ever to be hospitalized for COVID-19 is now at 334.
Young people aged 10-19 grew significantly today with a total of 95 new cases, making up about 59 percent of all new cases today. They were followed by those in their 20s who grew by 49 new cases. They make up 30 percent of all new cases. As the graphs by age below show, infection in those aged 10-19 has grown about 64 percent over the last two weeks while adults in their 20s have grown to almost 15 percent in cases over the same time frame.
Adults in their 40s grew by six cases while adults in their 30s grew by five. The adults in their 50s grew by three while children aged 0-9 grew by two cases and those in their 70s and 80s grew by one additional case each.
Public Health of Madison and Dane County tweeted this morning that current contact tracing shows that almost four out of 10 people who tested positive had attended a party or gathering of some sort.
Right now, nearly 4 in 10 people with COVID tell us they recently attended a party or gathering. It’s best to stay home, but if you’re getting together with others this weekend, don’t party hop. Keep it to one small get-together and follow these other tips: https:/bit.ly/3hPceZx pic.twitter.com/NZJimMxbUU
— @publichealthmdc (@PublicHealthMDC) September 5, 2020
Madison365 is providing data for growth by race and ethnicity.
According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s data dashboard, as of 2 pm yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County and UW testing has confirmed another 76 new positives cases – 39 on campus and 37 off campus. The seven day average of cases is now 41.7 cases per day as of September 3rd. This brings the total number of case from testing by UW and from Public Health of Madison and Dane County to 462 total cases with 440 students and 22 employees who have tested positive. The percentage of positive for on campus testing is at 2.5 percent for students and at .2 percent for staff. As of this morning, UW has run 13,363 tests since on campus testing began on August 6 with 1.8 percent of those tests coming back positive (or a total of 246 positive tests).
According to yesterday’s update, there are currently 33 students in on-campus quarantine as well as 35 students in on-campus isolation with most resident hall students choosing to return home to quarantine or isolate for the appropriate period. UW-Madison and Public Health of Madison and Dane County also directed nine UW-Madison fraternities and sororities in off-campus chapter houses to quarantine for at least 14 days as a number of members in those houses have tested positive. As of September 2nd, 38 among those nine houses have tested positive.
For all of Dane County, the most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for September 4, with the positive test percentage reported at 3.8 percent while September 3 is at 3.4 percent. The positive percentage for September 2 has been updated to 1.9 percent and September 1 is now at 5.3. 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 morning, Madison365 updated our interactive Dane County Coronavirus Map. The map will be updated weekly.
We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.