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Hospitalizations drop as Dane County reports 269 new cases, surpasses 29,000 total

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Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 269 new coronavirus cases Monday morning, bringing the cumulative total to 29,123. The number of recovered cases is at 24,798 as active cases continue to drop to 4,222 or 14.5 percent of all cases.

Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties —  dropped to 160. Of those 160 hospitalizations, 40 are in the ICU.

For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has increased by six this morning – with a person in their 80s removed from the data – to 852. Of those new six hospitalizations, there are three additional reported hospitalizations for those in their 90, one in their 70s and two in their 40s. Of those six, two were Black.

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 24.5 percent as adults in their 70s grew by 18.4 percent and adults in their 60s by 16.2 percent.

Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color with those who are Asian has grown by 22.6 percent while those who are American Indian have grown by 20 percent since November 23. For our Black community, hospitalizations have grown about 14 percent while for those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx in our community have grown 7.9 percent.

The 269 new cases were attributed to yesterday and dates over the weekend. 96 of the new cases were added to December 6 while 138 were added to December 5, increasing that day’s total to 240 and 28 added to December 4, increasing that day’s total to 219. The 7 day average of cases per day is now at 239 while the 14 day average is now at 258.3.

The percentage of the positive for these days also adjusted with December 6 now at 4.8 while December 5 as increased to 5.5 For December 4, the percentage of positive has adjusted to 4.9 and December 3 has updated to 6.5.

Adults in their 20s continued to have the largest single-day growth today with 61 new cases or 27.3 percent of all new cases, while adults in their 30s grew by 54 new cases. Adults in their 50s grew by 38, those in their 40s, by 28, adults in their 60s and those aged 10-19 by 26, adults in their 70s by 17 and adults under 10 by 15. For single digit increases, adults in their 90s by three and adults in their 80s by one.

When looking at our communities of color, our Hispanic community grew by 21 new cases or 16 percent of all new cases broken down by ethnicity. Though they make up only 6 percent of the population in Dane County, they continue make up 15.6 percent of all cases when broken down by ethnicity. There were 9 new cases reported for those who are Black while Asian people in Dane County grew by four new cases. Black people make up 7.7 percent of all cases while those who are Asian make up 3.5 percent of all cases.

Looking at growth over the past two weeks, infection in those in their 90s grew by 29.3 percent as adults in their 80s grew by 20 percent. Adults in their 70s grew by 19.0 percent and adults in their 60s by 18.3 since November 23.

In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, cases among Black people have grown by 18.2 percent while Asian people have grown by 17.5 percent. Those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx have grown 15.8 percent while American Indians in our community have grown by 13.8 percent during this same period.

On Saturday, UW reported 17 additional positives for students from on-campus testing, one from off-campus testing and 2 positive for employees from on-campus testing. All of these positive tests have been attributed to December 5. In total, there are 4,665 positive students (including 27 that were attributed to previous dates) and 457 positive employees  with a cumulative total of 5122 cases for UW since tracking began for campus. The 7 day average of cases is now at 19.0 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of December 5. The 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is now at 1.6 for students and 0.9 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.