Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a delay in data graphics for their dashboard this morning, but overall data was still made available. PHMDC reported another 63 new COVID-19 cases, increasing the County’s overall total to 43,501. Cases overall have dropped by 19.7 percent in the past two weeks. Hospitalizations also saw a drop in the number of people from in and out of Dane County in area hospitals with a total of 33 people. However, despite the decrease, hospitalizations are. up 34.8 percent for the past two weeks.
Plenty of vaccination appointments were reportedly available throughout the week at Alliant Energy, PHMDC tweeted yesterday. In order to sign up, residents were told to first fill out the form at vaccinate.wi.gov and then find a schedule their appointment for times and dates through 4/24 through their scheduling link:
— @publichealthmdc (@PublicHealthMDC) April 21, 2021
For the past seven days, the rate of daily cases per 100,000 residents has dropped to 12.7. Active cases dropped to 931, still about two percent of total cases.
The total number of deaths from COVID-19 for Dane County remained rose to 293 today with an additional reported with today’s update with the death reported for the month of April.
As reported on April 19, UW is averaging 4,623.4 tests a day for the past seven days for on-campus testing while cases have decreased by 17.5 percent the past 7 days to an average of 7.4 cases per day. The positivity rate for on campus testing for staff and students remains at 0.1 percent for the past seven days.
As of April 19, 25,262 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 April 17 remained at 1.2 while the seven-day rate has remained at 1.1. These rates do not include preliminary data from the past four days as that data continues to adjust as more tests are attributed.
More comprehensive data for vaccinations is updated every day 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 293,942 people – or 53.8 percent of all eligible Dane County residents – have received at least one dose while 36.7 percent or 200,545 have completed both doses. About 91.8 percent of adults 65 and older have received at least one shot. Vaccination data is broken down between those who are 16 – 65+ on DHS’ website. 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 yesterday afternoon, based on race, those who are Asian now make up over 4.89 percent of those who have received at one least one shot of a vaccination while accounting for 7 percent of the Dane County population. For Black people, who make up 6 percent of the population in the county, grew slightly at 2.54 percent of the vaccinations. . Those who are Native American/Alaskan Native remained at 0.61 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 continue to make up only 3.90 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.