Dane County confirmed 148 new coronavirus cases this morning bringing the total to 9,474 for the county. There are now 7,688 recovered cases while 1,565 are currently active. This brings the percentage of actives cases to 16.5 percent.
Of the 148 new cases, 97 were attributed to tests processed September 25, while 41 were attributed to September 24 for an increase in cases for that date to 131. September 9 continues to hold the record for a single day increase with 487 positive cases attributed to that day.
Today’s cases centered once again in those aged in their 20s with 50 new cases or 33.8 percent of all new cases. Those in the 10-19 age group grew by 40 more cases with 27 percent of all new cases. There were also double digits for adults in their 30s with 24 new cases, adults in their 40s with 12 new cases and those in their 50s with 10 new cases. Adults in their 60s grew by six today as adults in their 70s grew by three more cases. Children aged 0-9 grew by two cases and one additional case was added for adults in their 90s.
As reported by PHMDC’s updated Data Snapshot, cases among these other age groups have been steadily rising over the past two weeks. As shown in the graph below, those aged 10-19 grew by 44.4 percent from two weeks ago while those in their 20s grew by 25.4 percent. However, cases in children aged 0-9, have grown by 25.9 percent from September 12 while adults in their 40s have grown by 24.1 percent and those in their 50s by 20.4 percent.
Dane County’s death toll from COVID-19 remained at 41 today. As of this morning, there are currently 21 county residents hospitalized for COVID-19, with four of those are in the ICU. The total number of Dane County residents ever to be hospitalized for COVID-19 rose to 364.
Dane County’s seven-day average for cases is now at 117.2 while the 14-day average is now 143 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 September 25, which is 2.1 percent, while the positive test percentage for September 24 has increased to 3.9 percent. The positive percentage for September 23 has been updated to 3.5 percent and September 22 is at 4.8 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 40 new positive cases from UW; 39 were UW students and 1 was a staff person. Of that 40, 35 came from on-campus testing and five from off-campus testing.
According to UW’s data dashboard, they have attributed all of the 40 positive tests to September 24. UW attributes positive tests to the date results are received and not on the date a test was taken. PHMDC attributes results to the day a test was taken.
The seven-day average of UW-related cases per day has decreased to 51.7. The seven-day percentage of positives for students on campus is at 3.9 percent. In total, there are now 2,873 positive cases from UW: 2,823 from students and 50 from employees. UW students continue to make up 98.2 percent of all UW cases. Of those 2,873 cases, 1,980 were identified in on-campus testing. UW now has a percentage of positive of 5.0 percent for all positive tests since testing began on August 6th.
This morning, Madison365 updated our interactive Dane County Coronavirus Map. The map will be updated weekly.
We will have an update of today’s statewide numbers later this afternoon.