As of this morning, PHMDC reported a net increase of 92 COVID cases, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 40,986. Overall cases have decreased by 3.4 percent over the past two weeks, according to today’s dashboard update.
For the past seven days, the county has continued to average 11.0 cases per 100,000 residents per day. Active cases though remained at two percent this morning, or 689 total cases.
The total number of deaths from COVID-19 for Dane County remained at 280 with one additional death reported this morning. A white person in their 50s passed away according to the data. About 64 percent of deaths in Dane County from COVID-19 have been adults older than 80. Information about when this person passed has not yet been updated in the dashboard. There have been 12 deaths attributed to month of February and 48 in the month of January. No deaths have been reported for the month of March.
According to their update yesterday afternoon, UW is averaging 6,734.9 tests a day for the past seven days as of March 9 for on-campus testing while cases are now averaging 10.9. For the past seven days, cases have decreased for UW students and staff about 0.1 percent while testing on campus has also decreased about 60.6 percent. The positivity rate for on campus testing for staff and students has remained at 0.2 percent for the past seven days. Seven days ago, the positivity rate for campus was at 0.4 percent.
Dane County’s 14-day positive test rate as of March 7 has remained at 0.8 just as the 7-day positive rate has been. These rates do not include preliminary data from the past four days as that data continues to adjust as more tests are attributed.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown to 1,259. Currently, there are 15 people currently hospitalized in area hospitals – including those who live in and outside of Dane County – with 5 of those in the ICU.
About 700,000 more people in Wisconsin became eligible for vaccinations on this month as Dane County began to vaccinate teachers at Alliant Energy on Monday, March 8. MMSD said it would administer 1,200 vaccines in a mass clinic this Friday at La Follette High School, with another clinic to administer the second doses on April 9.
More comprehensive data for vaccinations is updated every Wednesday and Friday per week, for Dane County by age, race and ethnicity. The data 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.
As of this morning, about 116,269 people have received at least one dose of vaccine — 21.3 percent of all Dane County residents — while 74,733, or 13.7 percent of all residents, have completed both doses. Of those 116,269 residents, 75.1 percent are 65 and older while those aged 35-44 were 19.2 percent of those who received at least one vaccination. 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 been vaccinated, 2.2 percent are Hispanic or Latinx – the same percentage as reported last Wednesday, March 3rd. Hispanic/Latinx people make up seven percent of the county and are underrepresented in those being vaccinated along with other communities of color in our county. Black people, who make up about six percent of the population, only make up 2.4 percent of those who’ve received at least one dose of vaccine – also the same percentage as reported on lat Wednesday. Asian people, who make up 6 percent of the county population, only make up 2.7 percent of those who have received at least one vaccination – remaining at the same percentage as last Wednesday. Those who are American Indian/Alaskan Native and are .5 percent of the population also remain at .5 percent of those who have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
According to updated data provided by campus, about 5,334 students and employees have received at least one shot of the vaccine. No breakdown of the number of students vs. staff, or data of age, race/ethnicity, etc. was provided on UW’s dashboard.
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.