Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported a sharp increase in hospitalizations this morning. Yesterday, 71 people were in area hospitals for COVID-19 – hitting a low not seen since mid-October. As of this morning’s update on PHMDC’s data dashboard, that number had increased to 104, an increase of 33 or 46 percent. Of those 104, 26 are currently in the ICU with COVID-19. Those hospitalized include people who reside in Dane County and neighboring counties who are being cared for in Dane County hospitals.
PHMDC also reported three new deaths this morning, increasing the county’s cumultative of deaths from COVID-19 to 214. From the three newly reported deaths, one person was in their 60s and two were in their 80s. Of the three, one person was Hispanic/Latinx. Those who are Hispanic/Latinx make up about 3.3 percent of all deaths in Dane County when broken down by ethnicity while those who are Black make up about 4.7 percent of all deaths from COVID-19. About 85 percent of all deaths have been in those 70 and older since the pandemic began. Deaths have increased by about 18 percent for the past two weeks.
Public Health of Madison and Dane County reported 95 new cases today, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 35,626. Recovered cases in Dane County grew to 32,555 after today’s update while active cases dropped again this morning to 2,639 or 7.5 percent of all cases.
For Dane County residents, the number of people ever hospitalized for COVID-19 has grown from yesterday’s reported 1,057 to 1,060 with one person in their 20s removed from the data. Of those additional four hospitalizations, two are in their 70ws, one in their 60s and one in their 50s.
The 95 new cases were attributed to dates from Monday through the weekend with 69 added to January 11 and 19 more cases added to January 10 – increasing that day’s total to 124. Two cases were added to January 9 and 11 were added to January 8. With today’s added cases, the 7 day average of cases is now at 196.1 while the 14 day average is at 191.1.
The percentage of positive for January 11 is at 5.7 while January 10 is now at 5.6. The new percentage of positive for January 9 remained at 4.3 while January 8 is at 5.4. The seven-day percentage of positive as of January 11 is now at 5.3 while the 14 day average is at 6.2. Madison365 expects these numbers to adjust as Public Health of Madison and Dane County continue to receive updated results throughout the week.
The largest number of cases broken down by age reported today were with those in their 30s with 17 new cases while adults in their 20s grew by 15 new cases. Those aged 10-19 and adults in their 40s both grew by 14 with adults in their 60s adding 12 more cases. In single digit increases, adults in their 70s grew by seven as adults in their 50s and children under 10 each grew by six new cases. Adults in their 80s grew by three and those in their 90s grew by one additional case.
When looking at our communities of color, those who identify as Hispanic/Latinx grew by 11 new cases or 11.6 percent of all new cases broken down by ethnicity while those who are Asian grew by six new cases and Black people grew by seven. Hispanic/Latinx people continue to make up 15.2 percent of all cases broken by ethnicity while those who are Black are 8.0 percent of all positive cases and Asian people are 3.8 percent of all cases. Those who are Ammerican Indian/Alaskan continue to make up about .8 percent of all positive cases since the pandemic began.
As of January 11, UW reported 0 new positive tests for staff and employees for January 10. However, nine additional positives for students and two additional positives for employees were added to the data and attributed to earlier dates. This brings the total number of cases for UW students to 4,954 and 602 for UW employees for a cumultative total of 5,556. The most recent updated 7 day average of cases is now at 18.3 for both students and staff in on and off campus testing as of January 10. The 7 day average for the percentage of positives for students is at 2.2 percent for students and 1.2 percent for employees from on campus testing as of January 10.
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 after 2 pm.