Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 177 new cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 30,446. Recovered cases grew to 27,162 as active cases dropped down to 3,192, or 10.5 percent of all cases.
Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties — rose from 130 to 135. Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the ICU rose from 35 to 42.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has increased to 902. Of the three new hospitalizations, one was Black, two were women and one person was in their 30s, 60s and 70s.
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 those in their 90s grew by 14.6 percent as adults in their 60s grew by 17.1 percent, and those aged 10-19 grew by 15.4 percent.
Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color with those who are American Indian have grown 16.7 percent and Black people grew by 14.4 percent. The percentage of hospitalizations for people who identify as Asian and those who identify Hispanic/Latinx in our community have grown past 6.0 percent for the past two weeks for both groups.
The 177 new cases were attributed to dates earlier this week with 109 added to December 13 while 60 were added to December 12, increasing that day’s total to 189. The rest of the cases were distributed among dates last week. The 7 day average of cases per day is now at 168.4 while the 14 day average is now at 212.4.
The percentage of the positive for these days also adjusted with December 13 reportedly at 7.3 while December 12 has been updated to 4.4. For December 11, the percentage of positive has adjusted to 4.7 and December 10 has updated to 3.1. The 7 day average is now at 4.9 while the 14 day average as of December 13 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 0-79 all grew by double digits today with those in their 20s growing by 39 new cases or 27.1 percent of all new cases while those in their 30s and 40s both grew by 25 new cases. Those aged 10-19 grew by 19 as adults in their 60s and 70s both grew by 15 more cases respectively and children under 10 grew by 11. In single digit growths, adults in their 80s grew by eight and adults in their 90s grew by seven.
When looking at our communities of color, those who are Hispanic/Latinx grew by 23 new cases or 13 percent of all new cases broken down by ethnicity. They continue to make up 15.6 percent of all cases. Black people in our community grew by 13 or 7.3 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 11 new cases and make up 3.5 percent of all cases.
Looking at growth over the past two weeks, infection in those in their 90s grew by 24.5 percent as adults in their 80s grew by 15.1 percent. Adults in their 70s grew by 13.5 percent and adults in their 60s by 13.5 since November 30.
In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, cases among Black people have grown by 11.7 percent while Asian people have grown by 11.6 percent. Those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx have grown 10.7 percent while American Indians in our community have grown by 10.4 percent during this same period.
UW reported yesterday six new positive cases in on-campus testing from students and one positive case in off-campus testing for a UW staff member. These new positives have been attributed to December 12. In total, there are 4,745 positive students – including three additional positives from off-campus testing attributed to earlier dates – and 493 positive employees – including two additional positives from off-campus testing attributed to earlier date. This gives UW a cumulative total of 5,238 cases since tracking began for campus. The 7 day average of cases is now at 10.9 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of December 12. The 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is now at 0.9 percent for students and 0.8 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.