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Over 49.3 percent of eligible Dane County residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine, 31.9 have completed


Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported another 46 new COVID-19 cases – increasing the County’s overall total to 42,943. Cases overall have grown by 42.6 percent in the past two weeks. This morning Public Health of Madison and Dane County also announced they would be pause the administering of Johnson & Johnson vaccines in Dane County after recommendations from both the FDA and the CDC.

For the past seven days, average of daily cases per 100,000 residents has increased slightly to 15.7 cases per 100,000 from yesterday’s reported 15.2 cases per 100,000 residents. Active cases remains at two percent and dropped slightly to 924.

The total number of deaths from COVID-19 for Dane County remained this morning at 290.

As reported on April 11, UW is averaging 5,046.6 tests a day for the past seven days for on-campus testing while cases have increased by 4.9 percent the past 7 days to an average of 9.1 cases per day. The positivity rate for on campus testing for staff and students has remained at 0.2 percent for the past seven days.

As of April 11, 17,786 UW students and employees have received at least one dose (from both off and on campus vaccinations).

Dane County’s 14-day positive test rate as of April 9 remained at  1.1 while the seven-day rate has also remained at 1.3. These rates do not include preliminary data from the past four days as that data continues to adjust as more tests are attributed.

There are 27 people in area hospitals due to COVID-19 – a decrease of 5 from yesterday’s reported 22.  These numbers includes those who live in and outside of Dane County. Of the 27 people reported in the hospital for COVID-19, 6 people are in the ICU. For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown to 1,340.

More comprehensive data for vaccinations is updated every day for Dane County by only core measures. Data break down by race, ethnicity and age except those older than 65 have been removed. The current data listed  is retrieved from the Wisconsin Immunization Registry for all adults and children within the state. The release and the information on the dashboard does warn that some of this information may be incorrect or incomplete as the data is not updated as soon as someone is vaccinated or double checked as consistently as other data gathered. Break down on further information about vaccinations from the county is derived from DHS COVID-19 Vaccine data page by Madison365.org.

As of this morning at least 269,281 people – or 49.3 percent of all eligible Dane County residents – have received at least one dose while 31.9 percent or 174,160 have completed both doses. Of those who have received at least one dose, 91.2 percent are 65 and older. Vaccination data is broken down between those who are 16 – 65+. No data for children is available as the vaccinations have not yet been approved for those under 15.

From all those who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, disparities amongst our communities of color continue. As of this afternoon based on race, those who are Asian now make up over 4.45 percent of those who have received at one least one shot of a vaccination while accounting for 7 percent of the Dane County population. For Black people, who make up 6 percent of the population in the county, only make up 2.49 percent of the vaccinations – the same break down as yesterday’s numbers. Those who are Native American/Alaskan Native dropped slight from 0.59 to 0.58 percent as they make up .5 percent of the population. When broken down by ethnicity, Hispanic/Latinx people in our county make up 7 percent of the population but continue to make up only 3.61 percent of those who have received at least one shot of a vaccine – just as it was yesterday.

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.