Hospitalizations in Dane County continue to drop during the holiday weekend with 113 total COVID-19 patients in area hospitals as of Sunday morning. The drop of four patients from yesterday continue the overall trend which started on 24th of December when hospitalizations dropped by 23. Of the 113 in the hospital still today, 33 patients with COVID-19 are in the ICU.
Public Health of Madison and Dane County also reported 180 new positives cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 32,299. Recovered cases grew to 30,043 as active cases rose to 2,086 or 6.5 percent of all cases.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has increased to 986. Of those additional four people, there were two people in their 20s, one person who was in their 50s and one person in their 70s. Of those four additional people hospitalized, one was Black and one was a woman.
The number of hospitalizations for residents in the county continues to impact adults 60 and older the most for the past few weeks; however the increases are steadily declining. Madison365 has graphed that growth from information gathered daily from PHMDC’s data which reflects that the number of hospitalized cases in adults in their 90s by 20.3 percent and adults in their 80s growing by 11.6 percent and those in their 50s have grown by 10 percent since December 13. Hospitalizations overall for Dane County residents have grown 8.8 percent since December 13.
Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color with those who are Asian in our community growing by 18.4 percent and those who American Indian/Native Alaskan grew by 14.3 percent since December 13. The percentage of hospitalizations for people who are Black in our community have grown 10 percent as those who are Hispanic/Latinx grew by 1.7 percent in hospitalizations during this time frame.
The 180 new cases were attributed to December 26 with 27 new cases while 53 cases were attributed to December 25. There were 67 new cases added to December 24 increasing that day’s total to 189. The rest were added to earlier dates last week. This brings the 7 day average of positive cases to 117.3 while the 14 day average of positive cases to 134.1.
The percentage of positive for December 26 was 1.9 while the percentage of positive for December 25 has increased to 4.0 and December 24 has grown to 4.8. The seven-day average is at 3.7 while the 14 day average as of December 26 is now at 4.0. Madison365 expects these numbers to adjust as Public Health of Madison and Dane County continue to receive updated results throughout the week.
All age groups between 10-69 grew by double digits today with those in their 20s with 41 new cases or 22.8 percent of all new cases. Adults in their 30s grew by 33 while adults in their 50s grew by 29, adults in their 40s bt 27, those aged 10-19 grew by 19 and adults in their 60s grew by 15. In single digit increases, children under 10 grew by nine new cases, while adults in their 70s along with those in their 80s grew by three and those in their 90s both grew by one.
When looking at our communities of color, those who are Hispanic/Latinx grew by 21 new cases or 11.6 percent of all new cases when broken down by ethnicity. They continue to make up 15.6 percent of all cases since March while making up six percent of the population in Dane County. Black people in Dane County added 13 more cases and continue to make up 7.8 percent of all cases while those who are Asian grew by five new cases and still make up 3.6 percent of all cases.
Looking at growth over the past two weeks, infection in those in their 90s grew by 18.5 percent as adults in their 80s grew by 10.7 percent. Adults in their 70s grew by 8.9 percent and adults in their 60s by 8.6 since December 13.
In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, those who are Asian have seen the most growth since December 13th, with an increase of 8.6 percent. Black people have grown by 6.5 percent while those who are American Indian/Alaskan and those who are Hispanic/Latinx grew by 6.2 percent for the same time frame as well.
UW reported no new updates since December 23. There are 4,806 total positive cases for UW students and 524 positive cases for UW employees for a total of 5,330 total cases from UW since tracking began for campus. The most recent updated 7 day average of cases is now at 8.4 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of December 22. The 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is at .6 percent for students and 0.9 percent 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.