Four additional deaths were reported this morning by Public Health of Madison and Dane County, increasing the total death toll in Dane County from COVID-19 since the pandemic began to 218. The four deaths include two people in their 70s and two people in their 80s. Three of the deaths were women and all were white. Deaths in Dane County continue to center on those who are 70 and older, who make up 85.3 percent of all deaths. Deaths have increased by 17 percent since December 31.
Public Health of Madison and Dane County also reported 236 new COVID cases today, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 35,984. Recovered cases in Dane County grew to 33,196 after today’s update while active cases dropped again this morning to 2,585 or 7.2 percent of all cases.
Hospitalizations in Dane County, including both residents of Dane County and people from neighboring counties, have grown this morning from yesterday’s 99 to 110. Of those 110 total hospitalizations, 25 are currently in the ICU.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown from yesterday’s reported 1,067 to 1,070. Of those additional three hospitalizations, two people were in their 20s and one person in their 60s. From the three new hospitalizations of Dane County residents, one person was Black and one identified as Hispanic/Latinx.
The 236 new cases were mostly attributed to mostly the last couple of days with 199 were added to January 13 and 32 were dded to January 12. With today’s added cases, the seven-day average of cases is now at 167.8 while the 14 day average is at 190.1.
The percentage of positive tests for January 13 is at 4.0 while January 12 is now at 2.9. The new percentage of positive for January 11 at 6.2 while January 10 is at 5.7. The seven-day percentage of positive as of January 13 is now at 4.9 while the 14 day average is at 6.0. 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 20s with 63 new cases or 26.4 percent of newly reported cases while those aged 10-19, adults in their 30s and adults in their 50s all grew by 35 new cases. Adults in their 40s grew by 28 new cases while adults in their 60s grew by 16, and children under 10 grew by 14. In single digit increases, those in their 70s grew by four and adults in their 80s and 90s both grew by three, respectively.
When looking at our communities of color, those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx grew by 33 or 14 percent of all new cases reported today when broken down by ethnicity as Black people in Dane County grew by 16 new cases or 6.8 percent of all new cases reported. Asian people grew by 11 new cases while those who are American Indian/Alaskan grew by one additional case.
As of January 13, UW reported 9 new positive tests for students and no additional positive cases for UW staff members for January 12. 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 4,969 and 608 for UW employees for a cumulative total of 5,577. The most recent updated 7 day average of cases is now at 14.6 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of January 12. The 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is at 1.7 percent for students and .7 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.