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Record high hospitalizations for Dane County as 64 more cases confirmed


Dane County’s coronavirus infection grew by 64 new cases today as Dane County broke a record for current hospitalizations with 54 total people today. The previous high was 47 on Sunday, October 4. These numbers include people who are hospitalized in Dane County; some may not be Dane County residents. T

Today’s 64 new cases brings the total positive cases for Dane County to 10,713. There are now 9,242 recovered cases with 1,428 cases that are active.

Today’s total centered in adults in their 20s and those in their 40s with 15 new cases for those in their 20s and 12 for those in their 40s. Those aged between 10-19 also grew by double digits with 10 new cases as adults in their 50s grew by nine. Those in their 30s grew by seven today while children 0-9 and adults in their 60s grew by four. Rounding out today’s total, adults in their 80s grew by two as those in their 70s grew by one additional case.

Cases in those aged 0-9 and adults in their 50s and 60s are now the fastest-growing age groups, with those aged 0-9 growing over 29 percent and those aged in their 50s an 60s growing over 30 percent since September 23.

Of today’s 64 new cases, 34 were attributed to tests processed October 6, while the rest were attributed to dates earlier in the week. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.

Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 107.4 while the 14-day average is now 116.5 cases per day. The Forward Dane reopening plan required that the daily new case average fall below 20 before moving to the next phase.

The most updated data on positive test percentage for a single day is for October 6, which is at 2.6 percent, while the positive test percentage for October 5 has increased to 3.7 percent. The positive percentage for October 4 has been updated to 3.0 percent and October 3 is at 2.3 percent. Madison365 expects that these numbers will be adjusted as more negative and positive tests are fully processed and attributed to the appropriate dates in the coming days. The break down for each day can be found on Public Health of Madison and Dane County’s Dashboard.

According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s data dashboard, as of 2 pm yesterday, Public Health of Madison and Dane County and UW testing had confirmed 0 new cases. This is attributed to the fact that UW testing is only open Monday through Friday and often take 48 hours before results are returned and the fact that off campus testing at Alliant Energy Center was closed on both Sunday and Monday.

Madison365 has updated our weekly map of COVID cases from 9/17 – 10/1 for Dane County.

We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.