A day after Public Health of Madison and Dane County revised recommendations for area schools to phase in re-opening for in-person instruction, Dane County reported three additional deaths, bringing the county’s total count to 115. East High School student Isai Morocho, 16 – who passed over the Thanksgiving weekend – was included in this morning’s data along with two women in their 80s. Since December 1, deaths in the county have grown by 36 or 45.6 percent, centered mostly in those 60 and older. Isai Morocho, however, is the first confirmed death from COVID-19 of someone under the age of 20 since the pandemic began for all of Wisconsin.
Public Health of Madison and Dane County also reported 128 new cases this morning which gives the county a new cumulative total of 30,574. Recovered cases grew to 27,410 as active cases dropped down to 3,097 or 10 percent of all cases.
Today, the number of people currently hospitalized in Dane County — both Dane County residents and people from neighboring counties — remained steady at 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 for 902 to 911. Today’s update includes three people in their 80s, two in their 90s and two between 10-19 and one person in their 60s along with one person in their 20s. Of the nine new hospitalizations, two people were Black, one was American Indian/Alaskan Native and one person was Hispanic/Latinx.
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 aged 10-19 have grown the most since December 1 with 26.7 percent. Adults in their 90s have grown 17.5 percent during the same time as adults in their 60s have grown 16 percent.
Hospitalizations also continue to significantly impact our communities of color with those who are American Indian/Native Alaskan have grown 28.6 percent and Black people grew by 15 percent since December 1. The percentage of hospitalizations for people who identify as Hispanic/Latinx in our community have grown past 5.1 percent for the past two weeks for as those who are Asian have grown 3.2 percent.
The 128 new cases were attributed to dates earlier this week with with only 24 attributed to December 14 while there were 71 attributed to December 10. The rest of the cases were distributed among dates last week. The 7 day average of cases per day is now at 170.4 while the 14 day average is now at 211.1.
The percentage of the positive for these days also adjusted with December 14 at 2.8 while December 13 has increased to 7.7. December 12 has remained at 4.4 as December 11 adjusted to 4.6 and December 10 has updated to 4.8 The 7 day average is remains at 4.9 while the 14 day average as of December 14 is at 5.6. 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 all grew by double digits today with those in their 20s growing by 26 or 27 percent of all new cases and adults in their 40s grew by 20 new cases. Adults in their 30s grew by 18, followed by adults in their 50s with 17, those aged 10-19 grew by 14, and adult in their 60s by 10. In single digit growths, adults in their 70s grew by eight, adults in their 80s grew by seven, adults in their 90s by six and children under 10 by two.
When looking at our communities of color, those who are Hispanic/Latinx grew by 16 new cases or 12.5 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 14 or 11 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 five 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 23.1 percent as adults in their 70s grew by 15.3 percent. Adults in their 80s grew by 15.0 percent and adults in their 60s by 13.6 since December 1.
In terms of case growth for the past two weeks for our communities of color, cases among Black people have grown by 11.4 percent while Asian people have grown by 11.8 percent. Those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx have grown 10.6 percent while American Indian/Native Alaskan in our community have grown by 10.3 percent during this same period.
UW reported no new positive tests for the weekend for either students or staff. They did, however, add two additional positive students – for a total of 4,747 – and two additional positive staff – for a total of 495 – attributed to earlier dates into the overall data yesterday. This gives UW a cumulative total of 5,242 cases since tracking began for campus. The updated 7 day average of cases is now at 11.3 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of December 13. 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.