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PHMDC reports 58 new cases, cases down 21 percent for past two weeks


After a delay in reporting from WI Department of Health Services, PHMDC reported a net increase of 58 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 41,697. Overall cases have decreased by 21 percent over the past two weeks, according to today’s dashboard update.

For the past seven days, the county has decreased to 7.6 cases per 100,000 residents per day. Overall, however,  Active cases has now grown by 2 percent and  has grown numerically slightly from 615 to 649.

The total number of deaths from COVID-19 for Dane County has remains at 288 COVID-19 deaths for the county after six additional deaths were reported this past Saturday. One death was attributed to October of 2020, one added for December of 2020 and four of the deaths were attributed to March of 2021. As of Saturday, there are now a total of 12 deaths from COVID-19 in Dane County reported so far for this current month.

As of March 24, UW is averaging 6,224.7 tests a day for the past seven days for on-campus testing while cases have grown by 6.7 percent for the past 7 days to an average of 6.9 cases per day. The positivity rate for on campus testing for staff and students remained at 0.1 percent for the past seven days. As of yesterday’s update, 11,520 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 March 21 has remained at 0.6 while the 7-day rate has also remained at 0.6. 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 23 people in area hospitals. This includes those who live in and outside of Dane County. Of the 23, 7 people are in the ICU. For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown to 1,307.

More comprehensive data for vaccinations is updated every Wednesday and Friday per week, 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 183,149 people – or 33.5 percent of all Dane County residents – have received at least one dose while 19.7 percent or 107,557 — have completed both doses. Of those who have received at least one dose, 87.7 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 Wednesday, based on race, those who are Asian now make up 3.3 percent of the vaccinations while accounting for 7 percent of the Dane County population as those who are Black only make up 2.45 percent of the vaccinations while accounting for 6 percent of the population in Dane County. Those who are Native American/Alaskan Native are at .53 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 only 2.78 percent of those who have received at least one shot of a vaccine.

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.