After announcing an increase in gather and capacity limits for Dane County yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 71 new cases, increasing the County’s overall total to 44,044. Cases overall have dropped by 11.5 percent in the past two weeks. Hospitalizations of people from in and out of Dane County grew by four for a total of 38 people. For the past two weeks, hospitalizations have decreased by 3.3 percent.
For the past seven days, the rate of daily cases per 100,000 residents has dropped to 10.7 cases per 100,000. Active cases have grown to 941, or about two percent of total cases.
The total number of deaths from COVID-19 for Dane County has remained at 299 this morning.
As reported on April 29, UW is averaging 3,687.1 tests a day for the past seven days for on-campus testing while cases have increased by 7.3 percent the past 7 days to an average of 7.3 cases per day. The positivity rate for on campus testing for staff and students remains at 0.2 percent for the past seven days.
Dane County’s 14-day positive test rate as of April 26 has dropped down to 1.1 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 yesterday morning at least 322,541 people – or 59.0 percent of all eligible Dane County residents – have received at least one dose while 43.5 percent or 237,948 have completed both doses. About 92.9 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 among our communities of color continue. As of yesterday afternoon, based on race, those who are Asian now make up over 5.2 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, remained at 2.6 percent of the vaccinations. Those who are Native American/Alaskan Native remained at 0.65 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 make up only 4.2 percent of those who have received at least one shot of a vaccine.
We will have an update later this afternoon for statewide numbers.
PHMDC will no longer report data on the weekends. Madison365 will be adjusting our coverage to reflect that change and will be providing updates Monday through Friday for the County.