Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 201 new COVID cases today, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 37,600. Recovered cases in Dane County grew to 35,293 after today’s update while active cases dropped slightly this morning to 1,849 or about five percent of all cases. Out of all cases in Dane County, about 51.5 percent of cases were in Madison while 48 percent have been outside of Madison.
Testing has increased as UW students have returned and the campus is requiring regular testing of all students. This could lead to an increase in total positive cases, as well as a decrease in positive test rate.
The 14-day positive test rate as of January 24 is now at 2.9 while the seven-day rate as for the same time frame is at 2.2. These rates do not include preliminary data from the past four days as that data continues to adjust as more tests are attributed.
Deaths in Dane County remained at 245 this morning as reported yesterday. In the past three days, a total of 17 deaths were added to the data with one death added to November’s total bringing it to 69, one death to December’s total increasing that month to 87 and the rest added to January for a total of 29 deaths for this current month.
Hospitalizations in Dane County, including both residents of Dane County and people from neighboring counties, rose once again this morning with 89 people currently hospitalized in area hospitals. For the past two days, area hospitals have admitted a total of 12 people for COVID-19. Of those 89 currently hospitalized, 23 are in the ICU.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown to 1,134.
According to DHS’ website, as of January 27th, Dane County has administered 55,267 doses of the vaccination – the most of any county. Information about the number of adults that have completed their vaccinations by county is not yet available.
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 3 pm.