Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 122 new COVID cases today, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 35,748. Recovered cases in Dane County grew to 32,911 after today’s update while active cases dropped again this morning to 2,634 or 7.4 percent of all cases.
Hospitalizations in Dane County, including both residents of Dane County and people from neighboring counties, have dropped this morning from 104 to 99. Of those 99 hospitalized, 25 are in the ICU.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown from yesterday’s reported 1,060 to 1,067 with one person in their 20s removed from the data. Of those additional eight hospitalizations, two people were in their 90s, two in their 60s, one person in their 80s, one in their 70s, one in their 50s and one person in their 30s were added. Three people added to the data were Black.
The 122 new cases were mostly attributed to yesterday with 91 added to January 12 while the rest were added to January 11 With today’s added cases, the 7 day average of cases is now at 191.6 while the 14 day average is at 191.9.
The percentage of positive tests for January 12 is at 3.1 while January 11 is now at 6.1. The new percentage of positive for January 10 at 5.6 while January 9 is at 4.3. The seven-day percentage of positive as of January 12 is now at 5.1 while the 14 day average is at 6.1. Madison365 expects these numbers to adjust as Public Health of Madison and Dane County continue to receive updated results throughout the week.
The largest number of cases broken down by age reported today were with those in their 30s with 31 new cases or 22.9 percent of all new cases reported while adults in their 20s grew by 28 new cases. Adults in their 40s grew by 21 new cases, adults in their 50s by 13, and adults in their 60s by 10. Those aged 10-19 by seven new cases as children under 10 and adults in their 80s both grew by five cases while adults with adults in their 70s grew by two.
When looking at our communities of color, Black people in our community grew by 31 new cases or 14.3 percents of all new cases while Hispanics grew by 28 new cases or 12.9 percent of all new cases broken down by ethnicity. Asian people in Dane County grew by 21 new cases or 9.7 percent of all new cases while those who are American Indian/Alaskan grew by six new cases or 2.8 percent. Hispanic/Latinx people continue to make up 15.2 percent of all cases broken by ethnicity while those who are Black are 8.1 percent of all positive cases and Asian people are 3.8 percent of all cases. Those who are American Indian/Alaskan continue to make up about .8 percent of all positive cases since the pandemic began.
As of January 12, UW reported 6 new positive tests for students and one new positive test for staff in on-campus testing that have been attributed to January 11. However, nine additional positives for students and two additional positives for employees were added to the data and attributed to earlier dates. There were also four additional positives reported for students that were added to the data for an earlier date while five additional positives tests were reported for staff that were also added to the data to an earlier date. This brings the total number of cases for UW students to 4,964 and 608 for UW employees for a cumulative total of 5,572. The most recent updated 7 day average of cases is now at 19.6 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of January 11. The 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is at 2.2 percent for students and 1.1 percent for employees from on campus testing as of January 11.
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.