Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported four new deaths this morning – bringing our cumulative total of deaths in the county to 112. Deaths for the county have increased 40 percent for the past two weeks. Of the four deaths, two were women and three were in their 80s and one was in their 90s.
Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 136 new cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 29,835. Recovered cases grew to 26,072 as active cases dropped down to 3,655 or 12.2 percent of all cases.
Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties — dropped sharply from 167 to 145. Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the ICU also dropped from yesterday’s reported 45 to 41.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has increased by double digits this morning from 884 to 893 with one person aged 10-19 and one in their 20s removed from the data.. Of those 11 new hospitalizations, five were in their 60s, two were in the 70s and 30s and one was in their 80s and 40s.
The number of hospitalizations for residents in the county continues to impact adults 60 and older the most for the past few weeks. 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 21.8 percent as adults in their 70s growing by 18.7 percent and adults in their 60s by 17.3 percent since November 27.
Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color with those who are Asian has grown by 18.7 percent while for those who are American Indian have grown 16.7 percent. The percentage of hospitalizations for Black people in our community have grown 14.7 percent while those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx in our community have grown 7.8 percent for the past two weeks.
The 136 new cases were attributed to dates earlier this week with 59 added to December 10 while 72 were added to December 9, increasing that day’s total to 282. The rest of the cases were distributed among dates earlier this week. The 7 day average of cases per day is now at 179.4 while the 14 day average is now at 2220.6.
The percentage of the positive for these days also adjusted with December 10 reportedly at 1.7 while December 9 has increased to 5.5. For December 8, the percentage of positive has adjusted to 4.3 and December 6 has updated to 7.5. The 7 day average is now at 4.9 while the 14 day average as of December 9 is at 6.1.
Age groups 10-69 all grew by double digits today with those in their 20s growing by 35. new caes, those in their 30s by 25 and those in their 40s by 20. Those aged 10-19 grew by 19, as adults in their 50s grew by 14 and adults in their 60s grew by 13. In single digit increases, children under 10 grew by five, adults in their 70s by three and adults in their 90s by two.
When looking at our communities of color, those who are Hispanic/Latinx grew by 32 new cases or 23.5 percent of all new cases broken down by ethnicity. The continue to make up 15.6 percent of all cases. Black people in our community grew by 21 or 16.2 percent of all new cases and continue to make up 7.8 percent of all cases ever in Dane County. Asian people in our community grew by four new cases and make up 3.5 percent of all cases while American Indian/Alaskan Native grew by two new cases and are 0.8 percent of all cases in Dane County..
Looking at growth over the past two weeks, infection in those in their 90s grew by 26.1 percent as adults in their 80s grew by 16.5 percent. Adults in their 70s grew by 16.5 percent and adults in their 60s by 14.8 since November 27.
In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, cases among Black people have grown by 14.3 percent while Asian people have grown by 12.2 percent. Those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx have grown 12.5 percent while American Indians in our community have grown by 11.8 percent during this same period.
UW reported yesterday four new positive cases in on-campus testing from students, one new positive test from off-campus testing and four new positive cases from on-campus testing for UW staff. These new positives have been attributed to December 9. In total, there are 4,716 positive students (including 16 additional positives from off-campus testing attributed to earlier dates in the data) and 478 positive employees (including seven additional positives from off-campus testing attributed to earlier dates) with a cumulative total of 5,182 cases for UW since tracking began for campus. The 7 day average of cases is now at 15.4 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of December 9. The 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is now at 1.3 for students and 1.0 for employees from on campus testing.
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.