As vaccination eligibility opened up across the state this morning to all those 16 and older, Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a net increase of 77 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total of 42,314. Overall cases have increased in the past two weeks by 14.5 percent according to today’s dashboard update, after many weeks of steady declines.
For the past seven days, average of daily cases per 100,000 residents remained at 9.9 cases per 100,000 residents. Active cases remains at two percent and has grown numerically slightly to 774.
The total number of deaths from COVID-19 for Dane County grew to 289. In total, there have been 8 people who have passed for COVID-19 in the month of March.
As of April 2, UW is averaging 5,182.9 tests a day for the past seven days for on-campus testing while cases have decreased by 6.4 percent for the past 7 days to an average of 6.4 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 Thursday’s update, 13,253 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 1 has remained at 0.7 while the seven-day rate has remained at 0.8. 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 22 people in area hospitals due to COVID-19 – an increase of one from yesterday’s update. These numbers includes those who live in and outside of Dane County. Of the 22 people reported in the hospital for COVID-19, 9 people are in the ICU. For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown to 1,330.
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 231,209 people – or 42.3 percent of all eligible Dane County residents – have received at least one dose while 25.1 percent or 137,123 have completed both doses. Of those who have received at least one dose, 89.8 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 this afternoon based on race, those who are Asian now make up almost 4.0 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, only make up 2.42 percent of the vaccinations. Those who are Native American/Alaskan Native are at .57 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 3.25 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.