Public Health of Madison and Dane County also reported 190 new positive cases from COVID-19 Wednesday morning, increasing the county’s cumulative total to 33,970. Recovered cases in Dane County grew to 31,615; however, active cases also grew slightly for a fourth straight day to 2,165, or 6.4 percent of all cases. Yesterday, active cases were at 2,071 or 6.1 percent of all cases.
Hospitalizations in Dane County, however, dropped by 11 this morning to 111 people currently hospitalized due to COVID-19. Of those 111, there are 35 people in the ICU.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has been grown from 1,027 to 1,038. Of the 11 people from Dane County hospitalized, five are in their 70s, two in their 80s, two in their 60s and one person in their 90s and one person in their 30s. There were also two Black people from Dane County hospitalized along with two people who were Asian.
Hospitalizations for the past two weeks have seen a seven percent increase since December 23 overall for Dane County residents. Though the highest increases have occurred mostly in those 60 and older, in the last couple of days, younger age groups have also seen higher rates. Madison365 has graphed the information gathered daily from PHMDC’s data. As of this morning, those numbers reflect that the number of hospitalized cases in adults in their 20s have grown 15.3 percent while those in their 40s have grown 9.8 percent since December 23. Adults in their 70s have grown by 8.4 percent while children under 10 have grown by 7.7 percent during the same time frame.
Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color with those who are American Indian/Alaskan in our community growing by 14.3 percent since December 23. The percentage of hospitalizations for people who are Asian in our community have grown to 9.5 percent for the past two weeks while those who are Black in our community have grown 8.8 percent as those who are Hispanic/Latinx grew by 8.6 percent in hospitalizations.
Of the new 190 cases reported today, 124 were attributed to January 5 while 70 were added to January 4 – increasing that day’s total to 142. The rest of the cases were added to dates late last week. The seven-day average of positive cases as of January 5 is at 177.5 while the 14-day average is now at 151.2 new cases per day.
The percentage of positive for January 5 is at 3.9 while January 4 now at 6.9. The new percentage of positive for January 3 is 8.6 while January 2 is at 8.7. The seven-day percentage of positive as of January 5 remains at 6.7 while the 14 day average is at 5.7. Madison365 expects these numbers to adjust as Public Health of Madison and Dane County continue to receive updated results throughout the week.
Age groups between 10 – 69 grew by double digits today with adults in their 20s growing by 68 new cases or 35.8 percent of all new cases reported this morning. Adults in their 30s grew by 37 new cases while adults in their 40s grew by 23 new cases, adults in their 50s by 19, those aged 10-19 grew by 14 new cases and those in their 60s by 13. In single digit increase, adults in their 70s grew by six new cases this morning, children under 10 by five, adults in their 80s grew by three and adults in their 90s by two new cases.
When looking at our communities of color, those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx grew by 13 new cases or 7.4 percent of all new cases while Asian people in Dane County grew by 10 new cases and Black people grew by eight new cases or 6.8 percent. Those who are American Indian/Alaskans in our community added two additional cases.
Looking at growth over the past two weeks, infection in those in their 70s grew by 8.1 percent since December 23 while those in their 50s grew by 8 percent followed by adults in their 40s who grew by 7.9 percent. Adults in their 60s grew by 7.6 percent and children under 10 grew by 7.5 percent. Overall, cases have grown 6.6 percent since December 23.
In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, those who are Asian have grown by 9.7 percent since December 23 while those who are American Indian/Alaskan have grown by 5.2 percent. Black people gave grown by 5.7 percent during this same time period while Hispanic/Latinx people have grown by 5.3 percent during this same time period.
As of January 4th,, UW has a total of 4,852 total positive cases – including eight newly reported positives attributed to earlier dates – for UW students, and 564 positive cases for UW employees for a total of 5,416 total cases from UW since tracking began for campus. The most recent updated 7 day average of cases is now at 7.6 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of January 4. The 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is at 1.4 percent for students and 1.0 percent for employees from on campus testing as of January 4.
Madison365 has updated our weekly map of COVID-19 cases in the county by census tract.
We will have an update later this afternoon for statewide numbers after 2 pm.