Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 134 new cases after another delay in reporting from the state Department of Health Services this morning. This now brings the county’s cumulative total to 35,531 new cases. Recovered cases in Dane County grew to 32,555 after today’s update while active cases dropped again this morning to 2,639 or 7.5 percent of all cases.
Current hospitalizations in Dane County of patients with COVID-19, both county residents and people from neighboring counties, has dropped from yesterday’s reported 95 to 71, the lowest levels since mid-October. Of those 71, 24 are in the ICU.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown from Friday’s 1,054 to 1,057. Of those additional three hospitalizations, two are in their 80s and one person is in their 50s.
The 134 new cases were attributed to the past two days with 105 added to January 10 and 26 added to January 9. The seven day average of cases as of January 10 is now at 209.6 while the 14 day average of cases for the same time is at 200.9.
The percentage of positive for January 10 is at 5.3 while January 9 is now at 4.3. The new percentage of positive for January 8 is 5.2 while January 7 is at 6.0. The seven-day percentage of positive as of January 10 is now at 5.7 while the 14 day average is at 7.1. 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 have grown by double digits with those in their 20s and 30s both adding 27 new cases or 20.1 percent of all new cases reported today. Adults in their 50s grew closely behind with 26 new cases, those between 10-19 grew by 18 new cases, adults in their 40s by 12 and adults in their 60s by 11. In single digit increases, adults under 10 grew by eight new cases, adults in their 70s and 80s both grew by two, respectively, and adults in their 90s grew by one additional case.
When looking at our communities of color, those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx grew by 24 new cases or 17.9 percent of all new cases broken down by ethnicity while those who are Asian grew by six new cases and Black people grew by give. Hispanic/Latinx people continue to make up 15.2 percent of all cases broken by ethnicity while those who are Black are 8.0 percent of all positive cases and Asian people are 3.8 percent of all cases.
As of January 10, UW reported nine new positive cases for UW students in on-campus testing and four new positive cases for UW staff in on-campus testing. All of these positives have been attributed to January 9. UW has a total of 4,946 total positive cases for UW students – including one positive reported yesterday but attributed to an earlier date in the data – and 600 positive cases for UW employees – including four positive tests reported yesterday, but attributed to an earlier date in the data – for a total of 5,546 total cases from UW since tracking began for campus. The most recent updated 7 day average of cases is now at 17.9 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of January 9. The 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is at 2.2 percent for students and 1.2 percent for employees from on campus testing as of January 9.
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.